Repeat robber sentenced after heist at same bank
BY DAVID HARPER World Staff Writer
Thursday, April 12, 2012
4/12/12 at 5:19 AM
A man was sentenced Wednesday to four years and nine months in prison for robbing the same Tulsa bank in November that he had served time for robbing eight years ago.
Ronald Paul McAllister, 51, was also ordered by U.S. District Judge Claire Eagan to serve two additional years behind bars for violating his supervised release from his previous conviction.
In June 2004, McAllister was sentenced to seven years in prison after pleading guilty to robbing the Bank of America branch at 4847 S. Peoria Ave. on Jan. 22 of that year.
Court records show that he had been released from custody and was housed at a local substance-abuse treatment center while under court supervision before the bank was robbed again Nov. 18.
McAllister pleaded guilty to the latest heist on Jan. 11, admitting that he took $2,597.40 from the bank by handing a teller a note that read: "This is a robbery. Give me all your money and no dye packs," police said.
The robber left in a white Chevrolet Suburban, and a vehicle matching its description was spotted outside an east Tulsa motel within 45 minutes of the heist, an FBI affidavit says.
By late in the day on Nov. 18, police had identified McAllister as a "person of interest" in the robbery. He was located and arrested Nov. 20.
Eagan ordered that McAllister pay full restitution to the bank and recommended that he receive mental health treatment and substance abuse counseling in prison and during subsequent court supervision.
David Harper 918-581-8359
Ronald Paul McAllister: He had pleaded guilty to robbing the Bank of America branch at 4847 S. Peoria Ave. He was sentenced to seven years in prison in 2004 for robbing the same bank. He had been released from custody and was housed at a local substance-abuse treatment center at the time of the November heist