Spangler charged with two more bank robberies

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By Linda Ireland

 A Campbellsville man was charged Oct. 18 with two bank robberies.

According to Kentucky State Police, Joshua Riley Spangler, 27, of Sheridan Drive, robbed Cecilian Bank in Sonora on Jan. 15, and Bank of Buffalo on Feb 27.

During the Sonora robbery, the suspect went to a teller window and handed the bank employee a note demanding cash.

In Buffalo, the suspect entered the bank and presented a teller with a note stating he was armed and demanding money.

Spangler was lodged in the Hardin County Detention Center after being charged with two counts of second-degree robbery. Bond was set at $50,000 cash. A preliminary hearing was set for Nov. 1 in Hardin Circuit Court.

The investigation is ongoing by KSP Detectives Jon Vaughn and Chad Taylor.

KSP was assisted during the investigation by Campbellsville and Elizabethtown Police Depts.

Spangler, according to court records, was charged in July with more than $10,000 in theft by unlawful taking and being a second-degree persistent felony offender.

Bond was set at $10,000 cash in that case. 

Spangler pleaded guilty in 2005 – at age 19 – to robbing separate branches of Magnolia Bank – twice in one week. At the time, his address was given as Gas Line Road in Magnolia.

On April 1, 2005, he robbed the Magnolia Bank in Magnolia; on April 7, he robbed the Lincoln Drive branch in Hodgenville, using a rusty, unloaded handgun.

He was sentenced to 10 years for second-degree robbery and convicted felon in possession of a handgun. The case ran concurrently with Taylor County felony. According to court records, he was charged prior to 2005 with armed robbery in Taylor County.

He was paroled in December 2008.