01-06-12 Bank Robbery = 5 Years in Federal Prison
The following was released by the US Attorney's office today
regarding a bank robbery that occurred in Boise April 22,
2011. The original news release is posted at
Nevada Man Sentenced for Boise Bank Robbery
BOISE - Melvin Glen Lantis, 65, of Las
Vegas, Nevada, was sentenced in United States District Court today
for robbing a Boise bank, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced.
Chief U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill sentenced Lantis to 63
months in prison followed by five
years of supervised release, and ordered him to pay $23,033 in
restitution. He pleaded guilty on October 19, 2011, to one count of
According to the plea agreement, Lantis
admitted that on April 22, 2011, he drove codefendant Bryan Mark
Johnson to the Key Bank located at 4920 Overland Road in Boise, and
waited in the vehicle while Johnson robbed the bank of $13,082.
According to the plea agreement, as Johnson exited the bank, a
citizen followed him to his vehicle. Johnson admitted pointing a 9
millimeter semi-automatic pistol at the citizen, after which he
entered the get-away vehicle driven by Lantis. The men were
apprehended by Boise Police officers moments later.
Lantis also admitted to casing the bank
the day before the robbery. Johnson is scheduled to be sentenced on
March 27, 2012, at the federal courthouse in Boise. Because he was
previously convicted of bank robbery in Nevada in 2002, Johnson is
prohibited from possessing firearms. He faces a mandatory minimum
sentence of 15 years to life in prison.
The case was investigated by the Boise
Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.