A federal grand jury in Omaha has indicated the so-called “AK-47 Bandit” on charges he robbed a bank in Nebraska City three years ago.
The FBI reports jurors indicted 39-year-old Richard Lee Gathercole on one count of bank robbery, possession of a weapon, transporting a stolen vehicle across state lines, and transporting firearms across state lines during the robbery of First Nebraska Bank in Nebraska City in August of 2014.
Gathercole, who is from Montana, was arrested by Dawson County Sheriff’s Deputies in Nebraska June 19th after a high-speed chase which began in Kansas.
Investigators searched Gathercole’s home in Roundup, Montana. They found a number of items associated with bank robberies in California, Idaho, Washington, and Mason City, Iowa in which the robber brandished an AK-47.
“We are grateful for the diligent work of our law enforcement and prosecution partners in
Nebraska and around the United States that are working collaboratively to ensure justice is carried out in this case.” Special Agent in Charge of the FBI Omaha Division, Randall Thysse said in a written statement released by the FBI.