Randy John Vargas

Randy John Vargas

WACO — A 28-year-old Temple man who pleaded guilty to robbing a Copperas Cove bank was sentenced to federal prison Friday.

Randy John Vargas will serve 30 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, visiting U.S. District Judge Robert Pitman decided in a federal court Friday.

Vargas also was ordered to pay $1,121 in restitution, a $1,000 fine and a special assessment to the court.

In September, Vargas pleaded guilty to robbing the First National Bank Texas at 107 W. Business U.S. Highway 190 in Copperas Cove on Feb. 6.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Jeffrey C. Manske accepted the guilty plea, court records showed.

Officers from the Copperas Cove Police Department responded to First National Bank about 4:13 p.m. Feb. 6 after reports of a robbery in progress.

When officers arrived, Vargas “fled in an unknown direction with an undisclosed amount of money,” according to court records.

Vargas later was into custody and held on a robbery charge after an investigation by Copperas Cove police and the FBI.

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