I was on Google trying to find information on my first cousin x2 removed, when I came a cross a website: Saint Paul Police Historical Society-Benedict G. Fischer, St. Paul Police Patrolman.
The article starts out with a robbery spree 3 men started in Minneapolis and St. Paul, MN, where a policeman ends up shot. Robert Cecil Warren being one of the robbers was caught almost immediately. He was unarmed.
Here's the link for the full story: http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&frm=1&source=web&cd=4&ved=0CEcQFjAD&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.spphs.com%2Fhistory%2Ffischer%2Ffischer_benedict8.php&ei=NPaIUt2nL-SI3AXat4CQDA&usg=AFQjCNGEX8dNDXxX7_z05YU0rEmInX8JKA&sig2=mAcqgGRHx0AK_9NHxikvHw
Robert Cecil Warren was in the Prison Band and Orchestra 3 years after being incarcerated. He asked if he could purchase an instrument but was denied. He made another request, asking for $50 on this time his request was approved.
The crime spree started 6 Aug 1917 and Robert entered Stillwater Prison on 24 Oct 1917.
He applied for parole many times but was paroled on 29 May 1923 after serving 5 1/2 years. It is said that he was married and had a child, sending letters and money home often.
During the time he was incarcerated, the state paid Warren's wife $10 per month in support of herself and child. This was the standard amount for a women and one child, and it was in addition to Warren's wages of $8 to $9 per month.