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Suspected mid-Missouri bank robber has lengthy criminal record

30-year-old Drake Adam Stockton-Kenney of Columbia has been indicted by a federal grand jury for allegedly robbing Alliant Bank branches in Pilot Grove and Boonville in June 2021 (January 2022 file photo courtesy of the Missouri Department of Corrections)

An alleged mid-Missouri bank robber who’s incarcerated in state prison now for unrelated charges will likely be heading to federal custody soon, until he can stand trial for the bank robberies.

A federal grand jury indicted 30-year-old Drake Adam Stockton-Kenney of Columbia in March for the June 2021 robberies of Alliant Bank branches in Pilot Grove and Boonville. Federal court documents say Kenney and accomplice Mary Sumpter of Moberly escaped with more than $30,000 between those two robberies.

Stockton-Kenney went to state prison at the age of 18 for robbery, and has spent most of his adult life in prison. He was on parole from state prison when the Cooper County bank robberies happened, and he’s now back in prison in Cameron.

He was also arrested in Columbia in August after allegedly kidnapping a woman and barricading himself in a home.

U.S. Attorney’s office spokesman Don Ledford tells 939 the Eagle that a federal judge has directed Stockton-Kenney to be transferred from state prison into federal custody, so he can appear in federal court on the new indictment.

Federal prosecutors say Stockton-Kenney and accomplice Sumpter also robbed World Finance in Mexico and Check ‘n Go in Hannibal, and used physical restraints to immobilize employees during those May 2021 robberies.

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