(BLOOMFIELD) – A Monticello man has pleaded guilty to robbing a bank in Linton and being a habitual offender.
Vonny Craw pleaded guilty in Greene County Superior Court on April 30th to the August 18, 2017 robbery of BloomBank at 1450 A Street in Linton in a negotiated plea deal.
Judge Dena Martin accepted the plea deal and sentenced Craw to four years in prison on the robbery charges and four years for being a habitual offender. The sentences will run consecutively. He was also credited with 291 days served.
He was also ordered to pay fines, court costs, and fees.
Linton Police arrested then 61-year-old Vonny Craw in Union County after ISP SWAT and members of the Fugitive Task Force — which includes US Marshall Service received a tip that Craw was at the Liberty Motel in Liberty, Ind. He was booked into the Union County Jail to await extradition to Cass County.
Craw was also wanted on a felony escape warrant from the Cass County Department of Corrections Facility.
According to a news release, police believe Craw fled from a work release program in Cass County, stole two cars and robbed the bank.
Craw was serving a sentence after pleading guilty to a 2010 armed robbery in Cass County, the Associated Press reported. He was transferred in July 2017 from the Miami Correctional Facility to Cass/Pulaski Community Corrections.
Police say he was a granted leave on August 10, 2017, took a car from a Logansport car dealership for a test drive and didn’t return it.