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Sheldon Teen Accused Of Robbery May Face 25 Years In Prison

Hand Cuffs sxcSheldon, Iowa — A Sheldon teen is in the O’Brien County Jail and may face 25 years behind bars as a result of a robbery investigation.

Eighteen-year-old Cody Lee Shriver of Sheldon is accused of robbing a victim at gunpoint.

Sheldon Police officers were called to Hills Park in Sheldon during the evening hours of Friday, October 11, 2013. The victim reported that a man had pointed a gun at his head, displayed a knife, and demanded that he give him money. A total of $23 was taken in the robbery.

During the evening hours the next night, (Saturday October 12, 2013), officers from the Sheldon Police Department, the O’Brien County Sheriff’s Department, and the Sioux County Sheriff’s Department executed a search warrant at 425 West Seventh Street, trailer #6, in Sheldon. Officers arrested Shriver at that home.

As a result of the search, officers were able to recover a pistol BB gun and drug paraphernalia. Shriver was charged with Robbery in the 1st Degree and possession of drug paraphernalia and was transported to the O’Brien County Jail in Primghar.

Robbery in the First Degree is a Class “B” Felony punishable by confinement for no more than 25 years. Possession of Drug Paraphernalia is a simple misdemeanor punishable by a fine not to exceed $625 and imprisonment not to exceed 30 days in lieu of, or in addition to a fine.

An investigation into the incident is ongoing and additional charges are possible.

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