The 53-year-old man police say robbed the Tower Credit Union in Wausau in January, will spend 15 years in prison and 10 years on extended supervision.
David T. Samuelson was originally charged with two counts of armed robbery after police say he screamed at a teller, demanded large bills and slammed handgun on the counter during a January 10 robbery. In June, Samuelson pleaded no contest to one count of armed robbery with threat of force, as part of the plea deal a second charge was dropped.
According to a press release issued at the time of the incident, Samuelson then fled the scene, got into the back of a parked vehicle that sped off. Officers from the Sheriff's Department and Wausau Police, along with two K-9 units, searched for Samuelson in the surrounding neighborhood before finding him an hour later near the west side of the river.
According to the criminal complaint, about $3,200 was taken. The money was later recovered.
Samuelson made a statement to the court during sentencing. He said, "There's no excuse for my behavior, I apologize to people that I traumatized." Prosecutors say they're pleased with the sentence.
In 1994, he was convicted of armed robbery in Brown County.