Missouri man pleads guilty to Illinois bank holdup

EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (AP) — A Missouri man faces up to two decades in federal prison now that he has admitted in court that he robbed a southern Illinois bank. Thirty-eight-year-old Jonathon Ford of the St. Louis suburb of Fenton, Missouri, pleaded guilty Tuesday in East St. Louis to a felony count of bank robbery. Authorities say Ford used a BB gun in robbing a Regions Bank branch in Smithton on March 19. Ford was arrested a short time later, and the nearly $3,900 taken during the heist was recovered. Sentencing is scheduled for Sept. 29.