According to court records, Hooks, 29, of Trigg County, was sentenced last Monday to 35 years in prison after pleading guilty in late July to first-degree robbery and amended charges of first-degree wanton endangerment and first-degree burglary.
The charges are in connection to the Aug. 30, 2013 robbery of a U.S. Bank branch on Carter Road in Owensboro. Hooks admitted to entering the bank on that date with handgun and demanding money. Owensboro Police Department reports stated that he put the gun to the heads of bank tellers and pulled the trigger, but it didn’t fire.
Police reports also stated that he put another clip in the gun, fired a round into the ceiling and left on foot.
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