NEW BERN, N.C. – Edenton man Michael Rankins was sentenced to 135 months imprisonment followed by five years of supervised release for his role in a 2014 bank robbery.
Rankins, 55, along with William Twine, entered a Wells Fargo in Windsor, North Carolina. Rankins then pointed a BB gun at a bank teller.
He and Twine threatened the teller and demanded money. The teller gave the two men a total of $10,465.
After leaving in a get-away car, Rankins and Twine led police on a high-speed chase.
They eventually crashed and attempted to flee by foot, but were quickly apprehended.
Twine was sentenced to 90 months imprisonment back in 2015.