Columbus Man Given 12 Year Prison Sentence For Robbing A Bank

(Neosho) A Columbus man was sentenced to 12 years in prison Wednesday for robbing a bank. Alan Schade was found guilty of a felony count of Robbery of a Financial Institution and a misdemeanor charge of Theft in October.

Schade entered Horicon Bank in Neosho last January and handed the teller a note that said, “put everything in the bag and no one will get hurt.” The teller’s included bait money with documented serial numbers. Schade’s vehicle was captured on video surveillance and it was fitted with an aftermarket exhaust system.

This helped authorities locate the vehicle in a driveway on a property in Waterloo. Schade was arrested and the bait money was recovered. The 44-year-old was wearing a GPS ankle monitor due to a bond condition in a Waukesha County case. The GPS data captured Schade at the Neosho bank at the time of the robbery.

Prosecutors say it also placed him at a bank in Ixonia two days earlier that was also robbed. The complaint did not indicate how much money was taken in either incident.

At sentencing, Dodge County District Attorney Kurt Klomberg said the defendant has victimized many people over his life, he justifies the actions in his own mind and views himself as the victim. Klomberg added that Schade is extremely dangerous and needs to be removed from society for the public good for a very long time.

Schade was also placed on extended supervision for 12 years.