A southwest Iowa man has pleaded guilty in federal court to robbing two northwest Missouri banks. Forty-year-old Robert Allen Stark of Shenandoah admitted in a federal court yesterday (Wednesday) that he stole about 25-hundred dollars from a bank in Tarkio, Missouri, on August 21st of this year.
Stark also admitted that a month later, he entered a bank in Craig, Missouri, handed the teller a note telling her he was robbing the bank. She handed over about 33-hundred dollars. Stark was arrested during a traffic stop near Tarkio a few minutes after that second robbery. Stark will be sentenced later, and could face up to 40 years in prison.