- Associated Press - Thursday, October 16, 2014

ST. LOUIS (AP) - A Wentzville lawyer who admitted to robbing three banks and shooting a Missouri trooper has been sentenced to nearly 25 years in federal prison.

Sixty-five-year-old Warren Gladders pleaded guilty to five felonies in July as part of an agreement with prosecutors. He was charged with stealing $7,000 from a Creve Coeur bank in July 2013 and $5,000 from a Weldon Spring bank one month later, as well as $43,000 from a Marthasville bank in September 2013.

Gladders then fired four shots at the Missouri Highway Patrol trooper, who was wearing a bulletproof vest and was unharmed.

Gladders awaits sentencing on similar state charges. He owned a laundry equipment company at the time of his arrest. His law license has been inactive since 2012.

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