Lafayette man sentenced for Regions Bank robbery

Kenneth Wetterman (Photo Provided/Tippecanoe County Sheriff's Office)
Kenneth Wetterman (Photo Provided/Tippecanoe County Sheriff's Office)

TIPPECANOE CO., Ind. (WLFI) – A Lafayette man is sentenced to 12 years behind bars for robbing a bank in the fall.

Kenneth Wetterman, 49, pleaded guilty to one count of robbery and being a habitual offender.

As News 18 previously reported, the robbery happened at the Regions Bank on Teal Road. Witnesses told police a man wearing a white mask and baseball hat went inside the bank and demanded money.

Witnesses were able to get the license plate number of the man’s car. Shortly after the robbery, police spotted a car with matching license plate numbers.

Police arrested Wetterman. According to prosecutors, once he was in custody police heard Wetterman say “it was me.”

Wetterman was sentenced to 12 years in prison Thursday. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, off topic, or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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