Last updated: April 17. 2013 5:35PM -
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SCRANTON — An inmate at the MinSec community corrections center in Hazleton who escaped and robbed a bank was sentenced today in federal court.

U.S. District Court Judge Thomas M. Blewitt sentenced Kevin Andre Parks Sr., 41, to five years in federal prison on a bank robbery charge.

Hazleton police said Parks failed to show up for a scheduled appointment that got him released from the MinSec site on Sept. 7. Parks instead robbed the First National Community bank on West Broad Street getting away with money, according to court documents.

Parks was captured when he was found intoxicated near the Steamtown Mall in Scranton later on Sept. 7.

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