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BANK ROBBER GETS SEVEN-YEAR SENTENCE

(Richmond, IN)--An Uptown Richmond bank robber was handed a seven-year prison sentence Thursday.  23-year-old Shane Newton held up Chase Bank last summer.  He was caught three hours later when officers and a police canine tracked him down in a wooded area near Fricker’s.  He’s been in jail ever since.  Newton later told investigators that he was desperate for cash to buy drugs and to give to two mothers of his children.