Spokane man sentenced for Coeur d’Alene robbery



COEUR d’ALENE, Idaho (AP) — A 40-year-old Spokane, Wash., man has been sentenced to five years in prison for robbing a Coeur d’Alene bank in January 2010.

The U.S. attorney’s office says Michael Richard Kent was sentenced Tuesday by U.S. District Judge Edward Lodge. Kent also was sentenced to three years of supervised release and ordered to pay $3,175 in restitution to Washington Trust Bank.

Kent pleaded guilty in July.

Prosecutors alleged Kent robbed Washington Trust Bank on Jan. 12, 2010, by handing a teller a note demanding bundled cash. The note contained a reference to a gun.

Video footage of the robbery assisted investigators in identifying Kent as the robber. A search of his residence turned up clothing matching items worn by the bank robber.