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MO man who was dressed as elderly woman pleads guilty to bank robbery

EAST ST. LOUIS, IL (KFVS) -

Two Missouri residents have pleaded guilty to an Illinois bank robbery.

The United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois says that Darren E. Everett, 43, and Mackenzie A. Leonard, 28, both of St. Louis, Missouri, pleaded guilty to an Indictment charging them with 2013 bank robbery.

Sentencing is scheduled for December 19, 2014, in East St. Louis, Illinois.

Both Everett and Leonard are detained in St. Louis, Missouri, on unrelated charges.

The bank robbery occurred on February 4, 2013.

Everett and his girlfriend, Leonard, robbed the Commerce Bank in Columbia, Illinois, of about $1,782 -$250 of this amount was bait money.

Evidence showed Leonard went inside the bank disguised as an elderly woman.

Both Everett and Leonard admitted their role in the robbery of the Commerce Bank in Columbia.

Officers recovered items worn by Leonard during the Commerce Bank robbery, as well as cash.

The case was investigated by the Columbia, Illinois, Police Department, the Illinois State Police, the Town and Country, Missouri, Police Department, the St. Louis County Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

The case is assigned to Assistant United States Attorney Angela Scott.

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