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Kilgore Bank robber receives 20 year prison sentence

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KILGORE (KYTX) - Bank robber, Randall Wikert, has plead guilty and accepted a 20 year prison sentence.

His parole was also revoked. Mr Wikert robbed Bank Texas located at the Gateway Travel Center, 4405 State Highway 42 North, Kilgore, Texas on October 22, 2013.




Randall L. Wikert, 60, was arrested and taken to the Wood County Jail.  Wikert is a convicted murderer and he was wanted for the Tuesday robbery of a Bank Texas location in Kilgore.

According to Lt. Frazier with the Hawkins Police Department, the suspect was found at a Sonic in Hawkins around 10:15 p.m. Police say he was trying to get inside to eat and the employees would not allow him to get food. Police say he had a pocket knife when they arrested him.

Police say a search began around 6:15 p.m. Wednesday when a Hawkins officer spotted him near the Hawkins City Park.  The say when Wikert spotted the officer he ran away.

According to Kilgore Police, Wikert was on parole for a 1980 capital murder conviction. He was released from Huntsville in 2012 where he was serving a life sentence.


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