Accused bank robber competent to stand trial

By Greg Sowinski -

Kaylee N. Shoopman

Kaylee N. Shoopman

LIMA — A judge ruled Tuesday a woman accused of robbing the same bank twice was competent to stand trial.

Kaylee N. Shoopman, 26, of Pandora, was found competent to stand trial after she received a psychological evaluation, Judge Jeffrey Reed ruled after reviewing a report from the evaluation.

Shoopman is charged with two counts of robbery, each a second-degree felony. Each charges carries up to eight years in prison.

Shoopman is accused of robbing the Fifth Third Bank on Harding Highway twice in October. The first time she gave a teller a note demanding money. The second time she pulled a weapon and told the teller, “Don’t make me hurt you,” a detective said.

The weapon turned out to be a BB gun.

Shoopman was arrested based on information witnesses to the robbery told sheriff investigators about a description of her vehicle. The car later was located in Pandora, and Shoopman was arrested.

She is scheduled to stand trial May 23 and has another pretrial scheduled for April 20.

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By Greg Sowinski

Reach Greg Sowinski at 567-242-0464 or on Twitter @Lima_Sowinski.

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