Midland Man’s Appeal for Shorter Sentence Denied

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

A Midland man sentenced to hard time for a botched robbery won't be getting a shorter prison sentence.

Preston Savell appealed his nearly 26-year sentence to the federal court of appeals in New Orleans.

But the court ruled that Savell's sentence was not unreasonable and that he was a major participant in the crime.

Savell and two other men attempted to rob an armored truck at the Western National Bank in Odessa in June of last year.

The men also shot the truck's guard before getting away.

The two other men, Christopher Simmons and Joshua Bell, were also sentenced to nearly 26 years behind bars.