SpongeBob SquarePants Robber Sentenced - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

SpongeBob SquarePants Robber Sentenced

Posted: Updated:
Kyle Ernest Campbell, 25, was sentenced to 13 years in prison for robbing an espresso stand at gunpoint Kyle Ernest Campbell, 25, was sentenced to 13 years in prison for robbing an espresso stand at gunpoint
  • Also on KHQ.comMore>>

  • UPDATE: 'Spongebob Squarepants' Robbery Suspect Arrested

    UPDATE: 'Spongebob Squarepants' Robbery Suspect Arrested

    Saturday, February 2 2013 11:01 AM EST2013-02-02 16:01:24 GMT
    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - Coeur d'Alene Police Detectives arrested Kyle Ernest Campbell, 24 years of age, of Worley Idaho Friday night for the robbery of the Lean Bean Espresso that occurred on January 30th.>>
    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - Coeur d'Alene Police Detectives arrested Kyle Ernest Campbell, 24 years of age, of Worley Idaho Friday night for the robbery of the Lean Bean Espresso that occurred on January 30th.>>
KOOTENAI COUNTY, Idaho -

The man who robbed an espresso stand in Kootenai County a year ago wearing a SpongeBob SquarePants mask was sentenced to 13 years in prison this week. 

Kyle Campbell pled guilty in October to the armed robbery of the Lean Bean Espresso stand on E. Sherman in Coeur d'Alene back on January 30, 2013. Campbell entered the stand armed with a gun while wearing a SpongeBob mask and demanded money from the baristas. He fled on foot and was arrested two days later. 

A press release from the Kootenai County Prosecutor stated Campbell has a lengthy history of criminal activity, mostly on tribal charges, but only two convictions for misdemeanor Careless Driving and Minor in Possession of Alcohol. Campbell acknowledged to Judge Lansing Haynes that he has a substance abuse problem. Judge Hayes ordered the first four years of the 13 year sentence would be fixed, and the remaining nine years would be indeterminate, with credit for time served. 

Prosecuting Attorney Barry McHugh wants Campbell to get the help he needs while in prison. 

"Mr. Campbell's dangerous conduct, combined with his substance abuse issues, indicate that placement in an appropriate treatment program while incarcerated is appropriate," McHugh said in a press release issued Tuesday. 

"The court's sentence will allow him an opportunity to participate in those programs and demonstrate an ability to comply with program and Department Corrections rules. Until he changes, he will be a danger to the community to commit similar reckless and dangerous crimes. The Bureau of Prisons will determine when he will have changed enough to avoid criminal conduct," McHugh concluded. 

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • THROWBACK THURSDAY: Monsters of ROCK Comes To Spokane In 1988!

    THROWBACK THURSDAY: Monsters of ROCK Comes To Spokane In 1988!

    Thursday, April 17 2014 8:00 PM EDT2014-04-18 00:00:41 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash. - Throwback Thursday. 1988. Monsters of Rock. Joe Albi Stadium. Need we say more? One of the biggest rock and roll tours of the year made a stop in Spokane, bringing a number of notable bands including Van Halen, Metallica, Scorpions, Dokken and Kingdom Come.>>
    SPOKANE, Wash. - Throwback Thursday. 1988. Monsters of Rock. Joe Albi Stadium. Need we say more? One of the biggest rock and roll tours of the year made a stop in Spokane, bringing a number of notable bands including Van Halen, Metallica, Scorpions, Dokken and Kingdom Come.
    >>
  • UPDATE: PHOTOS Of Sex Offenders Who Live In Kootenai County

    UPDATE: PHOTOS Of Sex Offenders Who Live In Kootenai County

    Wednesday, February 26 2014 6:50 AM EST2014-02-26 11:50:17 GMT
    KHQ.COM - Do you know who lives next to you, or in your neighborhood? KHQ has teamed up with local law enforcement agencies to keep you updated on sex offenders that may be living close to you. The latest photos are from the Kootenai County Sheriff's Office website. All of the offenders have served their time and are not wanted by authorities.>>
    KHQ.COM - Do you know who lives next to you, or in your neighborhood? KHQ has teamed up with local law enforcement agencies to keep you updated on sex offenders that may be living close to you. The latest photos are from the Kootenai County Sheriff's Office website.>>
  • LOOKING FOR A HOME? 10 Homes For Sale In Spokane For $125,000

    LOOKING FOR A HOME? 10 Homes For Sale In Spokane For $125,000

    Thursday, April 17 2014 5:56 PM EDT2014-04-17 21:56:12 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spring is a popular time to purchase and sell a home. Here are 10 homes for sale in Spokane for $125,000. These homes were found on www.WindermereSpokane.com. If you would like more information on any of these homes or would like to schedule a tour, contact your real estate agent with the correct MLS number.>>
    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spring is a popular time to purchase and sell a home. Here are 10 homes for sale in Spokane for $125,000. These homes were found on www.WindermereSpokane.com. If you would like more information on any of these homes or would like to schedule a tour, contact your real estate agent with the correct MLS number.>>
  • Top Stories from KHQTop StoriesMore>>

  • Gruesome Murder Trial Continues In Spokane; Alex Rozier Reports

    Gruesome Murder Trial Continues In Spokane; Alex Rozier Reports

    Thursday, April 17 2014 8:35 PM EDT2014-04-18 00:35:52 GMT
    SPOKANE, WA. – The murder trial for suspected killer Daniel Arteaga continued at the Spokane County Courthouse on Thursday as one of the lead investigators took the stand discussing evidence found the night of Kim Schmidt’s death. Arteaga is on trial for the murder of Schmidt, a 34 year old mother he dated for more than 6 years.>>
    SPOKANE, WA. – The murder trial for suspected killer Daniel Arteaga continued at the Spokane County Courthouse on Thursday as one of the lead investigators took the stand discussing evidence found the night of Kim Schmidt’s death. Arteaga is on trial for the murder of Schmidt, a 34 year old mother he dated for more than 6 years.>>
  • The Isaac Foundation Helping Those Dealing With Autism

    The Isaac Foundation Helping Those Dealing With Autism

    Thursday, April 17 2014 8:31 PM EDT2014-04-18 00:31:07 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash. - New numbers from the Center For Disease Control and Prevention show more children are being diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder.
    >>
    SPOKANE, Wash. - New numbers from the Center For Disease Control and Prevention show more children are being diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. According to the CDC, autism spectrum disorder affects 1 in every 68 kids. There is no cure but therapy can help children with autism improve speech, motor skills and even their social interactions.
    >>
  • Second Harvest Partnering With Spokane Schools

    Second Harvest Partnering With Spokane Schools

    Thursday, April 17 2014 8:02 PM EDT2014-04-18 00:02:03 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash. - According to Second Harvest, one in four children are hungry or at risk of hunger in Spokane County. That high number means you probably know a child not getting enough food.
    >>
    SPOKANE, Wash. - According to Second Harvest, one in four children are hungry or at risk of hunger in Spokane County. That high number means you probably know a child not getting enough food. With the bad economy and cuts to food stamps, many families say they are struggling to put food on the table. To combat the problem, Second Harvest has partnered with dozens of schools to make sure kids have enough to eat at home>>