Paul D. Cramm

Man Charged With Robbing An Overland Park Released From Jail

41-year-old Ryan Michael Cothern, who was charged with robbing an Overland Park Bank Tuesday, owes more than $14,000.

Cothern was charged Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Kansas City, Kansas.

According to court records, Cothern was recently released from jail in another case and was charged with holding up the U.S. Bank at 9900 West 87th Street shortly before 1 p.m. Tuesday.

A few minutes after the robbery, an Overland Park police sergeant spotted Cothern who was trying to get away. Cothern was taken into custody after a foot chase.

The charges against Cothern were filed Wednesday. According to police reports, the robber placed a plastic bag on a counter and showed the bank teller a message on his cell phone. The message read, “put 100s, 50s and 20s in the bag.”

When the teller hesitated, Cothern told her not to do anything, and that she shouldn’t do anything. The teller then complied and Cothern fled with $615.

According to the arrest documents, Cothern admitted to investigators that he had robbed the bank.

Cothern was being held for a probation violation in a DUI case, and was released on Friday.

In the court hearing that took place that day, a judge ordered him to make monthly payments of $100 in order to pay off the $14,000 which he still owed in restitution and court costs.

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This practice has been exclusively devoted to all levels of criminal defense from misdemeanor offenses in municipal court to felony matters in the Federal courts of Kansas and the Western District of Missouri. Paul D. Cramm is qualified to provide defense in Capital and Death Penalty cases.