Man Accused Of Sanborn Bank Robbery Pleads Not Guilty

Primghar, Iowa — The Sanborn man accused of robbing a bank in Sanborn in January has pleaded not guilty.

According to a criminal complaint filed with the O’Brien County Clerk of Court’s Office by the county sheriff’s office, 40-year-old Del Martinnez Evans of Sanborn is accused of robbing the Sanborn Savings Bank on January 22nd, 2024. He was arrested the same day.

In his statements, the deputy says Evans walked into the Sanborn Savings Bank and approached a bank teller. He is accused of handing the teller a note demanding money. The deputy says the teller was “placed in fear” and handed Evans between $1500 and $10,000 in cash. Evans walked out the front door.

Evans was charged with second-degree robbery and second-degree theft, a class C, and a class D felony, respectively. If convicted, Evans could face up to ten years in prison on the robbery charge and five years on the theft charge.

While felony trials are often postponed, at this time, the pretrial conference in the case is set for March 11th, with the trial on April 16th.

At last report, Evans remained in the O’Brien County Jail in Primghar in lieu of a $15,000 bond.



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