Edwards man convicted in bank robbery
EAGLE ” Asa Meek hobbled into the Edwards First Bank Oct. 18, presented a note demanding money and walked out with over $3,000.
A jury confirmed Wednesday Meek, 61, committed that crime when they found him guilty of robbery and theft ” both felonies ” after just 40 minutes of deliberation.
“I think justice has been served,” Deputy District Attorney Greg Crittenden said. “It also lets you know we’re taking a hard line against bank robbery.”
Over the three-day trial, four witnesses ” three from the bank ” positively identified Meek, and expert witnesses effectively tied a note Meek presented to a bank employee to a sample of Meek’s writing.
The note demanding money read, “This is a hold up I wont all the money and no die pack Now.”
“It was a variety of these factors” that resulted in the guilty verdict, Crittenden said.
Meek’s criminal background ” which includes several felonies ” might mean more jail time when he is sentenced, Crittenden said. Meek faces a maximum of 24 years in prison and should be sentenced sometime in the next month, Crittenden said.
Staff Writer J.K. Perry can be reached at 949-0555, ext. 14622, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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