Springfield, Mo (11/15/17) -- Anthony Carlton Dunlap, 41, of Springfield, pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge David P. Rush to one count of bank robbery and one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm.
According to court documents, Dunlap entered Bank of America, 633 W. Kearney St., Springfield, at approximately 4:30 p.m. on Jan. 3, 2017. Dunlap handed a bank teller a note, which began with “Stay calm.” The teller did not read any further, but made eye contact with Dunlap. Dunlap allegedly looked toward his hand, which was in his coat pocket, as if to indicate he was armed.
The teller removed cash from her teller drawer and placed it on the counter. Dunlap said, “Give me more,” and she removed more cash from the drawer. Dunlap took the cash, stuffed it into his pockets, and left the bank. Dunlap took $3,910 in the robbery.
Law enforcement officers found Dunlap hiding in the back seat of a vehicle parked in a residential driveway and arrested him. As Dunlap was removed from the car, a large amount of loose cash was dragged out with him. Cash was also on the back floor boards of the car, along with a loaded Hi Point .40-caliber pistol.
Under federal law, it is illegal for anyone who has been convicted of a felony to be in possession of any firearm or ammunition. Dunlap has five prior felony convictions for robbery.