Toledo boxer sentenced in 2009 Mich. bank robbery
Wed, 13 Nov 2013 04:52:50 GMT —
An Toledo boxer whose blood from a fight led to bank robbery charges will spend up to 12 years in prison.
Martin Tucker was sentenced Tuesday in a Port Huron federal court.
Federal prosecutors had recommended about 12 years in prison for Tucker, who was convicted of robbing the Monroe County Community Credit Union near the Ohio-Michigan border.
Investigators say the Toledo resident pulled out a semi-automatic pistol during the 2009 robbery with another man. Tucker was charged three years later, partly based on a DNA match. The FBI obtained a swab used to stop bleeding during a boxing match.
At the time of his arrest, Tucker was preparing for a light welterweight title fight. His attorney says Tucker is capable of rehabilitating himself and avoiding trouble.