St. Louis-area lawyer charged in bank heist, shooting can't find attorney

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by Associated Press

KMOV.com

Posted on October 15, 2013 at 7:26 AM

Updated Tuesday, Oct 15 at 7:02 PM

WARRENTON, Mo. -- An eastern Missouri lawyer-turned-businessman who is charged with robbing a bank at gunpoint and wounding a state trooper is having trouble finding his own lawyer.

Sixty-four-year-old Warren Gladders, of Wentzville, is accused of robbing a Dutzow bank on Sept. 20 and shooting a pursuing Missouri Highway Patrol officer. Gladders was also shot during the attempted getaway.

Gladders made a brief first appearance in Warren County Circuit Court Tuesday morning but told a judge his attorney stepped down due to a conflict. The judge reset the hearing for November.

 

Authorities have identified Gladders as a suspect in other area bank robberies. The Missouri Bar says he asked last year to have his license classified as inactive. He is now president of a small laundry equipment repair company.

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