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A man who said he robbed a bank to help pay for his wife's cancer treatments was released from jail to spend Christmas with his family.

A U.S. magistrate released Larry Archer on his own recognizance Thursday and placed him in his mother's custody, waiving a $200,000 bond.Archer and his wife, Lisa, who has ovarian cancer, will live with Archer's mother, Joyce Catt, in Lepanto, said lawyer Val Price.

Archer was charged with robbing the MidSouth Bank in Jonesboro on Nov. 22 of $4,150. He was captured within 30 minutes after he crashed his wife's car during a chase. All of the money was recovered.

Trial is set for Feb. 14. Archer faces a maximum fine of $250,000 and up to 20 years if convicted.