1 suspect in Flora bank robberies sentenced to time behind bars

Booking photo shows Jacob DeWeese. (Photo Provided/Carroll County Jail)
Booking photo shows Jacob DeWeese. (Photo Provided/Carroll County Jail)

CARROLL COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) — One of four suspects in February’s Flora bank robberies will spend the next several years behind bars.

Twenty-eight-year-old Jacob DeWeese of Kokomo pleaded guilty to armed robbery in September.

On Wednesday, Carroll County prosecutors said he was sentenced to nine years with three years suspended.

The Salin Bank on West Columbia Street in Flora was robbed twice in February. During both robberies, the suspects displayed a weapon and got away with an undisclosed amount of cash.

DeWeese and three others were arrested and charged after a four-monthlong investigation by Flora and Kokomo police departments.

The jury trial for one other suspect is scheduled for later this month. The other two suspects are expected to go on trial early next year.