Prosecutors say Samuel H. McGee, Clemmie L. Carter and Lucky Charleston walked into BMO Harris Bank just after it opened last Dec. 27. They were all wearing masks and carrying loaded guns. At one point, McGee pointed his assault-style rifle at a customer who came into the bank, prosecutors say. Meanwhile, Carter and Charleston stole money from bank drawers. They all got away in a car driven by Yolanda Barnes.
Carter, McGee and Barnes were arrested in the car that same day by police in the town of Menasha. Charleston was later found in a motel room with money from the bank, the guns used in the robbery and the clothes worn in the robbery.
McGee, 25, of Waukegan, Illinois, and Carter, 23, of Appleton, were sentenced to 11 and a half years in prison followed by five years of supervised release. Charleston, 23, of Fayetteville, Georgia, was sentenced to nine years in prison followed by five years of supervised release. Barnes, 19, of Chicago, was sentenced to four years in prison followed by five years of supervised release.