'Tall, dark and handsome' bandit gets 14 years in federal prison


A federal judge in Beaumont on Tuesday sentenced 46-year-old John Steven Stark of Daisetta. Stark on May 3 pleaded guilty to two counts of bank robbery.

Prosecutors say Stark on Jan. 30 robbed a Bank of America branch in Beaumont and on Feb. 2 held up a Comerica Bank branch in Houston.

Surveillance video helped lead to Stark's capture Feb. 8 shortly after a Prosperity Bank branch in Beaumont was robbed.

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