Sheila Stogsdill

Special to the Grove Sun

MIAMI, Okla. - A Texas man has pleaded guilty in federal court to robbing the Security National Bank in Miami this summer.  

Leslie Palmer, 45, of Sherman, Texas pleaded guilty Wednesday to robbing the bank in Miami on June 17.

In a plea agreement Palmer confessed to entering the bank, jumping on the teller counter and demanding all bank employees to get on the ground. He then took money from all of the teller drawers, the plea agreement states.

Palmer is also required to pay $9,700 in restitution, according to the plea agreement.

Authorities believe Palmer also robbed the bank on March 19.  He entered a plea on the second robbery charge; the first charge will be dismissed at the formal sentencing which is set for Dec. 15, according to the plea agreement.  

He faces up to 20 years in a federal prison and a $250,000 fine.