The United States Attorneys Office for the Eastern District of Missouri has indicted two Columbia men. Reports indicate Daniel Rudroff, 24, and Clarence Williams, 25, have each been charged with one count of felony possession of a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence as well as one count of felony bank robbery.
If convicted the men could face 27 or more years in prison with a possible fine of up to 250-thousand dollars. Bank robbery carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a fine. The firearm charge carries a minimum penalty of seven consecutive years to the sentencing of the bank robbery charge.
The case was investigated by the Kirksville Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Kirksville Police Department, Missouri State Highway Patrol, Randolph County Sheriff’s Office, and the Pazewell County, Illinois Sheriff’s Office, with additional assistance from other law enforcement agencies.