Three more federal indictments have been handed down for a mother and daughter and another family member in the robbery of the Bank of America in Catoosa in December.
Sandra Gayle Perry, Summer Dawn Perry and Andy Thornton, half-brother to Summer, have been charged with bank robbery, aiding and abetting and criminal forfeiture in connection with the Dec. 12 robbery.
Previously charged, in January, was J. Alan Sitsler, fiancé of Summer Perry. He was charged with armed bank robbery in connection with the case.
According to the new indictment, which lists Sitsler, Sandra and Summer Perry and Thornton as defendants, the federal government is alleging that the four worked together in the bank robbery taking approximately $111,593 during the crime.
In addition, if convicted, all four individuals must forfeit any property, real or personal, that was purchased with funds as a result of the bank robbery. This includes the $111,593, a 1999 Honda 400 EX Fourtrax, a Polaris 400 Wiseco Sport, a 1999 Dodge Durango, a 1997 GMC Sierra pickup and a CarryOn box trailer .
Sandra Perry was employed by Bank of America at the time of the robbery.
According to the original indictment naming Sitsler as the bank robber, in the weeks and days leading up to the robbery, Sandra Perry, Summer Perry and Sitsler allegedly planned the crime.
On Dec. 12, Sandra Perry met Sitsler at the doors of the bank where Perry said a note was handed to her stating Sitsler was deaf and demanded money. He was allegedly in possession of a BB gun at the time.
During the robbery, Perry sent a second bank employee to gather money from tellers and the bank’s vault, Perry told investigators that Sitsler had written a second note stating, “You’ve got two minutes or I’ll start to shoot everybody.”
Upon reviewing the bank’s surveillance video, FBI Agent Dan Risner said Sitsler was not in possession of a pen and that Perry was seen smiling as she turned away from Sitsler.
In the minutes before the robbery, Sitsler, Summer Perry and Thornton allegedly parked across the street from the bank and called Sandra Perry to make sure the crime was still a go. Thornton is alleged to have beem the driver of the vehicle.
At the time of the crime, Summer Perry was on federal probation for embezzlement from her former employer, Bank of America.
After the robbery, the three allegedly traveled to Thornton and Summer Perry’s father’s home in Chouteau and divided the proceeds. Later they alledgedly gave Sandra Perry $50,000 as her share.
Summer and Sandra Perry, as well as Thornton, have been released from federal custody on an appearance bond in lieu of a $10,000 bond.
A trial date of March 17 has been set for Summer and Sandra Perry and Sitsler. A date for Thornton has yet to be scheduled.