Man to plead guilty to robbing Hammond bank, kidnapping

2013-03-26T20:00:00Z 2013-03-26T20:23:04Z Man to plead guilty to robbing Hammond bank, kidnappingTimes Staff nwitimes.com
March 26, 2013 8:00 pm  • 

HAMMOND | A region man agreed Tuesday to plead guilty to robbing a Hammond bank and kidnapping a female, federal court records show.

Ronald Parks was indicted with the charges in two separate federal court cases.

In March 2012, Parks kidnapped a female and took her from Indiana into Illinois, holding her for money, court records state.

Less than two weeks later, Parks robbed Citizens Bank in Hammond. A probation officer recognized Parks, who is a registered sex offender, in a photo from the robbery, records state.

Parks agreed Tuesday to plead guilty but has not formally done so.

He will pay Citizens Bank $4,098 in restitution, according to the plea agreement.

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