Risetter to remain in jail

James Risetter had his pre-trial release in two separate cases revoked Friday after he violated a no-contact order with a business he is accused of robbing.

Risetter, 69, of Jewell, will remain in the Webster County Jail on $5,000 bond. He is awaiting sentencing on an extortion conviction. He pleaded guilty to threatening the clerk at the Casey’s General Store in Dayton to get money.

In addition, Risetter was also ordered held on $10,000 bond on a second-degree robbery charge from Hamilton County. He has pleaded not guilty to that charge.

Risetter admitted in court Friday that he had gone into the Casey’s General Store in Jewell, Iowa, on Sept. 2 and Sept. 3. He is accused of robbing that store in May, and is not allowed to enter any Casey’s store in the state while the case is pending.

Joe McCarville, Risetter’s attorney, had argued for his client to be released with supervision.

However, Judge Thomas Bice agreed with the recommendation of Jennifer Benson, Webster County attorney, and Pat Chambers, Hamilton County attorney, to revoke Risetter’s previous release.

Risetter’s sentencing on the Webster County conviction is set for Sept. 26.