Lisbon Bank Robber Sentenced

A Lisbon man accused of robbing a Maine bank was sentenced Tuesday to more than three years in federal prison.

Richard D. Gooding, 38, formerly of Salineville, was sentenced to three years and six months imprisonment by U.S. Northern District Judge Christopher Boyko. Gooding will also be placed on three years probation following his release and must pay back the $1,543 he stole from the Portland, Maine bank.

Gooding, according to court records, took a Greyhound bus to Maine, stayed at a hotel for a few days, then robbed the bank at about 9 a.m. Nov. 13.

A Portland Police tracking dog picked up his scent for nearly a half-mile before losing it. But a cab driver called police when he heard Gooding’s description and said the man told him he was from Youngstown.

FBI agents found Gooding paid the cab driver $20 for a $9 fare with cash and then bought a one-way Greyhound bus ticket to Youngstown with $148 cash.

He was arrested at his Lisbon apartment on East Lincoln way the following day.

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