Sheldon Bank Robber is Sentenced

An Illinois man convicted of robbing a northwest Iowa bank is sentenced to eight years in federal prison.  According to the United States Attorney’s Office, 38-year-old Leon Sutton of Chicago received the prison term after he pleaded guilty to bank robbery in May. The court says Sutton entered Iowa State Bank in Sheldon about noon on June 3rd, 2021, armed with a handgun, and demanded money. Sheldon Police were able to trace the car Sutton was driving back to him through video surveillance and the previous owner. Sutton fled to Chicago, where he was apprehended.

In addition to eight years in federal prison, Sutton will also serve three years of supervised release.

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