Nw Iowa Couple Is Sentenced In Four Bank Robberies

Date posted - April 18, 2013

gavel_sxcWall Lake, Iowa — A Wall Lake couple has been sentenced in connection with the robbery of four banks.

In December, 48-year-old Jeffrey Alan Schoon and 40-year-old Roxena Lee Schoon pled guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit bank robberies, and Jeffrey pled guilty to four counts of bank robbery and one count of possessing a firearm in furtherance of a conspiracy.

They were sentenced Wednesday, with Jeffrey Schoon receiving 15 years in prison. In addition, he must pay over 32-thousand dollars in restitution to the banks. Roxena Schoon was sentenced to five years in prison.

Court records state the Schoons robbed the Iowa State Bank in Odebolt on December 29th, 2011; on January 11th of last year they robbed the Citizens First National Bank in Early. On January 28th, 2012, they robbed the Westside State Bank in Vail. And on March 23rd, 2012, they robbed the Heritage Bank in Lytton.

All the banks were within 20 miles of their home in Wall Lake.

Jefferey Schoon admitted to carrying guns and a Molotov Cocktail during the robberies.

Story from Radio Iowa

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