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Bluefield bank robber to spend decades in prison

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Nathaniel Showalter, 21, was sentenced to 60 years in prison for robbing a bank in Bluefield, WV in June 2014.  photo courtesy: Courtney Davis Nathaniel Showalter, 21, was sentenced to 60 years in prison for robbing a bank in Bluefield, WV in June 2014. photo courtesy: Courtney Davis
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MERCER COUNTY (WVVA) A bicycle bandit who robbed the drive-thru teller at a local bank is sentenced in Mercer County.

Nathaniel Showalter, 21, was given 60 years in prison. He will spend at least 20 years behind bars before he is eligible for parole.

Showalter was convicted of first degree robbery back in October. The crime took place in June 2014 at the First Community Bank on Federal Street in Bluefield, WV. 

The sentencing hearing was held in front of Circuit Court Judge Omar Aboulhosn. Showalter's defense motioned for a new trial. A hearing on that motion is scheduled for December 21. 

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