SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (Press Release)- According to a press release, a Joplin, Mo., man pleaded guilty in federal court today to the attempted armed robbery of Pinnacle Bank in Joplin.
By pleading guilty today, Jimmy Eisenhour, 36, admitted that he aided and abetted in the robbery of Pinnacle Bank, 1316 E. 32nd Street, Joplin, on Nov. 14, 2016. Eisenhour also pleaded guilty to aiding and abetting the use of a firearm during a crime of violence.
Co-defendant Sean LaDue, 29, of Joplin, pleaded guilty to the same charges on March 22, 2017.
Eisenhour and LaDue entered the bank at approximately 3:50 p.m. and announced, “This is a robbery, get down!” Eisenhour went behind the bank counter while LaDue stayed near the front of the bank. The sole customer of the bank struggled with LaDue in the bank lobby. During the struggle, LaDue produced a firearm and fired three shots. Both robbers then fled from the bank without taking any money.
Police officers located and arrested both Eisenhour and LaDue two days later, on Nov. 16, 2016.
Eisenhour remains in custody at the Greene County Jail and is subject to a minimum sentence of 10 years in federal prison.