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Man Who Pleaded Guilty To Bank Robbery Indicted For Drugs

Matthew James Chudej (Jail photo)

Matthew James Chudej (Jail photo)

WACO (October 24, 2013) A Navarro County man who pleaded guilty last week to robbing a Waco bank was indicted Wednesday on a possession of methamphetamine charge.

Matthew James Chudej, 27, was named in an indictment charging possession of a controlled substance methamphetamine, grand jury records showed.

Waco police discovered a quantity of methamphetamine in his possession when they arrested him on the bank robbery warrant, Waco police Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton said.

Chudej pleaded guilty last Thursday in Waco's federal court to bank robbery in connection with an Aug. 9 holdup at a Waco bank.

U.S. District Judge Walter S. Smith set Chudej, 27, for sentencing on Dec. 11.

In a document filed at Cudej's plea hearing government investigators said Chudej robbed the First National Bank of Central Texas on Valley Mills Drive.

The document also says Chudej's wife Wendy Chudej, 32, acted as the getaway driver during the robbery.

Wendy Chudej was ordered held in federal custody Thursday in Judge Jeffrey C. Manske's federal magistrate court.

Manske set an arraignment hearing for Wendy Chudej on October 24.


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