Washington man sentenced to life for robberies

Posted at 4:33 PM, May 24, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-24 18:33:07-04

A man from Washington State who robbed two different Boise banks has been sentenced to life in prison with 32 years fixed.

Kent G. Williams, 48, was sentenced on May 23rd, 2016 after being convicted of two counts robbery, possession of a weapon by a convicted felon with two enhancements of being persistent violator and use of a deadly weapon in the commission of a felony.

Williams robbed a Boise bank in April 2015 and another bank in July.

After an investigation spurred by surveillance photos and tips from the public, Williams was arrested in August 2015 by local and federal agencies.

Williams had a prior criminal history in King County, Washington.

“This sentence will protect the community from the threat that Williams posed to society," said Boise Police Detective Monte Iverson. "We appreciate the witnesses who provided a good description of the suspect and all the calls and tips that came in. It was a collaborative effort that ensured Williams would be held accountable for his repeated acts."