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Associated Press, Published August 18 2012

Occupational robber arrested in ND for violating prison release terms

FARGO, N.D. — A convicted felon from South Dakota who once listed “robbery” as his occupation has been arrested in North Dakota for failing to contact authorities after his release from prison.

Court documents show that Lonnie Pannell was released on July 31, after serving less than three years of a four-year prison sentence for bank robbery. He failed to report to his probation officer.

Pannell pleaded guilty in August 2009 to stealing nearly $3,000 from a Rapid City, S.D., bank. He was arrested less than 24 hours after the holdup when his car ran out of gas.

Documents show that Pannell named “robbery” as his occupation when was booked into jail.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Karen Klein of North Dakota ordered Pannell to be taken into custody of federal authorities in South Dakota.