By Roger Cornish (Topeka, Kan)
A Colorado man has been convicted of a Salina bank robbery.
A jury in U.S. District Court today returned a verdict of guilty on one count of armed bank robbery and one count of discharging a firearm during a crime of violence against 41 year old Albert Vaughan.
During trial, prosecutors presented evidence that Vaughan was carrying a firearm on Oct. 15, 2004, when he robbed the First Bank of Kansas, 1333 W. Crawford in Salina and that he brandished it and discharged it into a file cabinet located between two tellers.
Trial evidence also showed that on Oct. 2, 2004, Vaughan brandished a similar firearm while robbing the Bank of Colorado in Grand Junction, Colorado, in an identical fashion.