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Irving Bank Robber Who Attempted Kidnapping Sentenced to Over 13 Years in Federal Prison

Staci West League

Staci West League, 52, has been sentenced to over 13 years in federal prison for her involvement in a bank robbery and attempted kidnapping incident at a Comerica Bank branch in Irving, Texas. The sentencing was announced by U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas, Leigha Simonton.

League was charged in May 2022 and later indicted for her role in the robbery. In September 2023, she pleaded guilty to several charges including bank robbery, brandishing a firearm during a crime of violence, and being a felon in possession of a firearm. U.S. District Judge Brantley Starr handed down a sentence of 165 months (13 years and 9 months) in federal prison.

According to court documents, League robbed the Comerica Bank on April 29, 2022, while wielding a 9mm handgun. She entered the bank, approached a teller, and demanded cash. After receiving money from the teller and the manager, League attempted to kidnap another bank employee by pointing her gun at him and ordering him into her pickup truck. However, the employee managed to escape to a nearby fast-food restaurant. League then fled the scene but was later apprehended by law enforcement.

This wasn't League's first offense. Court documents reveal that she had previously robbed the same Comerica Bank branch in 2019. In that incident, she entered the bank armed with a rifle concealed under a blanket and demanded money before turning herself in to the police shortly afterward. She was sentenced to 40 months in prison for that crime.

The investigations were conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Dallas Field Office and the Irving Police Department. The cases were prosecuted by U.S. Attorneys Robert Withers, Jordan Ganz (fmr), and Shane Read (fmr).

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