An Ohio man was sentenced to 18 years in federal prison Friday for robbing banks in five cities.
William J. McBride, Jr., 49, of Columbus, was sentenced in U.S. District Court for armed bank robberies in Ohio, West Virginia, Kentucky and Indiana, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office in the Southern District of Ohio.
McBride pleaded guilty to six counts of armed robbery early this year. As part of a plea agreement, he must repay the money he stole from the banks, including $3,684 to the Chase bank on Nicholasville Road and $7,385 to the Chase Bank on Clays Mill Road, both in Lexington.
Between June 21, 2014, and Aug. 23, 2014, McBride robbed six federally insured banks, the U.S. Attorney said. McBride did not wear a disguise while he demanded money at gunpoint. He took more than $21,000 from the banks.
McBride was arrested Aug. 23, 2014, at a hotel in Columbus after a witness reported his license plate number after seeing him drive away in after robbing a bank in St. Clairsville, Ohio.