Bank Robber Sentenced to 12 Years

Man convicted in federal court for four robberies, including banks in North Charleston and Goose Creek.

A U.S. district judge in West Virginia has sentenced a Charleston, S.C., man to 12 years in prison for robbing four banks two years ago, including sites in Goose Creek and North Charleston, according to the Charleston (W.Va.) Gazette.

Samuel Glenn Garwood, 49, reportedly confessed to the heists, including a First Federal Bank branch in North Charleston in May 2010. Two days after that incident, Garwood robbed the on St. James Avenue, reportedly taking $2,650.

He would go on to rob two more banks in West Virginia before he was arrested by federal agents. Read the Gazette article for more on the story, including the judge's frank assessment of Garwood.


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