CHARLESTON, IL -(Effingham Radio)- Samuel T. Gregg, of Indianapolis pleaded guilty for Bank Robberies in Indiana, and Farina, IL, and allegedly confessed to committing a bank robbery in Charleston.
However, in a very strange turn of events, Gregg was never formally charged for that particular robbery.
According to the Journal Gazette-Times Courier’s Dave Fopay, “In November 2016, Charleston police announced that the Indianapolis man was suspected of robbing the Prairie State Bank & Trust at 621 W. Lincoln Ave. in Charleston the previous August.”
Gregg had also been facing charges after he was indicted for robbing seven banks in Indiana, and Farina when he allegedly confessed to the Charleston robbery.
Fopay continues on saying, “Charleston police Detective Tony West said he planned to interview Gregg in 2016.”
“However, he said he didn’t try to conduct the interview after federal court authorities in Indiana told him Gregg had confessed to the Charleston robbery.”
In that interview, Detective west stated the charge for the robbery was to be included on the list of charges Gregg was already seeing, but it never occurred.
Following the guilty plea by Gregg earlier this month, he was sentenced to 25 years in prison as well as ordered to pay $45,000 in restitution to the banks he was charged for robbing
Coles County States’ Attorney, Brian Bower, was contacted for comment on why he was over formally charged, and he stated that he believes it is because that particular robbery is still under investigation.
Addtionally he said, “We do not officially charge anyone until we have seen the report of the completed investigation.”