(KMOV.com) – A Wentzville man was indicted by a federal grand jury on Wednesday for multiple armed bank robberies over an 11-month period and shooting a Missouri State Highway Patrol trooper in September.
Wanted for multiple armed robberies between October 2012 and September 2013, Warren Gladders was caught on September 20 after being pursued by a Missouri State Highway Patrol trooper following what would be his last bank robbery.
During the course of the capture, Gladders fired four rounds at the trooper. One of the shots struck the trooper’s protective ballistic vest. Gladders was apprehended after the trooped returned fire.
As a result, the 64-year-old faces a multitude of charges with heavy penalties.
Gladders faces a maximum penalty of life in prison if convicted for his use and discharge of the firearm. In addition, each charge of armed bank robbery carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and/or fines up to $250,000. He also faces an additional penalty of up to 10 years in prison if convicted for his possession of an unregistered “sawed-off” shotgun used in the September 20 incident.