By Mark VastoPolice arrested and have in custody the second suspect from last week's armed robbery of the Commerce Bank in Parkville Commons.
The FBI announced that Woodrow McCoy, 36, was arrested the day after the Wednesday, January 27 robbery. He was the alleged accomplice of Michael Scott, 53. Scott was arrested within an hour of the robbery after a high speed action chase ended with a car crash in nearby Kansas City, Kansas. McCoy was able to escape from the vehicle.
Despite the presence of a K-9 unit, McCoy was able to escape because he immediately carjacked a truck from a nearby house after demanding the keys from its owner, a 73-year-old man. After a tip, McCoy was arrested the following day.
On Thursday, Beth Phillips, the United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that Scott, McCoy and another man were indicted by a federal grand for the Parkville heist and two other armed bank robberies.
According to court documents, the Parkville robbery netted $110,200 some of which was recovered at the accident scene. The indictment also alleges that Scott used a firearm to steal $169,430 from Bank Midwest, 6430 N. Crosby, Kansas City, Mo., on Sept. 2, 2008.
The indictment also alleges that Scott and White used firearms to steal $93,496 from Valley View Bank, 4550 Belleview, Kansas City, Mo., on June 19, 2009.
Scott is also charged with one count of using a using a firearm during a crime of violence in relation to the Bank Midwest robbery.
Scott and McCoy are also charged together with one count of using firearms during a crime of violence in relation to the Commerce Bank robbery. Scott and White are also charged together with one count of using firearms during a crime of violence in relation to the Valley View Bank robbery.
Scott is also charged with being a felon in possession of firearm. Scott, who has a prior felony conviction, allegedly possessed a Llama .357-caliber revolver on the date of the Commerce Bank robbery. McCoy is also charged with one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm. McCoy, who has a prior felony conviction, allegedly possessed a Baikal .380-caliber semi-automatic pistol on the date of the Commerce Bank robbery.
Scott, McCoy and White will face a federal trial jury at as of yet undetermined date. All three face up to 20 years and a $250,000 fine for each robbery count, plus additional penalties.