A Leavenworth man has pleaded guilty to armed bank robbery, according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

A Leavenworth man has pleaded guilty to armed bank robbery, according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

Damon Hammeke, 26, pleaded guilty Monday in U.S. District Court in Kansas City, Kansas, to one count of armed bank robbery and one count of brandishing a firearm during a robbery. In his plea, he admitted that on Nov. 21, 2017, he robbed the Country Club Bank at 2310 S. Fourth St. in Leavenworth. He entered the bank wearing a white jacket and black mask and carrying a handgun. He left the bank with money, according to the news release from the office of Stephen McAllister, U.S. attorney for Kansas.

Two days later, an officer in Tonganoxie attempted to stop Hammeke for a traffic offense. He fled, leading police on a high-speed chase through Tonganoxie, Basehor, Lansing, Leavenworth, Platte County, Missouri, and Kansas City, Kansas, before officers were able to stop him, according to the news release.

Sentencing is set for July 22. Hammeke faces a penalty of up to 25 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000 on the robbery charge as well as not less than seven years and a fine up to $250,000 on the firearm charge.