Man Arrested In Minnesota A Suspect In Attempted Bank Robbery In Northern Iowa

Fairmont, Minnesota — Authorities in northern Iowa and southern Minnesota have announced the arrest of a suspect in a string of break-ins and thefts over the past few weeks.

Someone tried to steal an ATM from inside a bank in Ledyard early last Thursday. The Kossuth County Sheriff shared video of the suspect’s vehicle with law enforcement agencies in Palo Alto, Emmet and Winnebago Counties in Iowa and two counties in Minnesota – Faribault and Martin – where there had been recent reports of thefts. 25-year-old Jacob Govern of Ledyard was arrested in Minnesota on a warrant out of Winnebago County and on a burglary charge in Martin County, Minnesota.

Officials in the other four counties indicate more charges against Govern are pending. Govern had been arrested in early June and accused of stealing four vehicles in the Kossuth County area. State prison records indicate Govern has five previous felony convictions in Kossuth County over the past three years.



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