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News of Record: Dec. 22, 2012

December 22, 2012
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Couple pleads guilty to bank robbery

SIOUX CITY - A Wall Lake couple has admitted to their roles in a series of bank robberies across northwest Iowa.

Jeffrey A. Schoon, 48, and Roxena L. Schoon, 40, of Wall Lake, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit bank robberies in U.S. District court last week.

Jeffrey Schoon also pleaded guilty to four counts of bank robbery and one count of possessing a firearm in furtherance of the conspiracy.

At their plea hearings, the couple admitted that they robbed four banks within 20 miles of their Wall Lake home starting in December 2011.

The banks robbed include Iowa State Bank in Odebolt on Dec. 29, 2011; Citizens 1st National Bank in Early on Jan. 11, 2012; Westside State Bank in Vail on Jan. 28, 2012; and Heritage Bank in Lytton on March 23, 2012.

Jeffrey Schoon had a Tauros .38-caliber revolver during the robberies, according to a statement from the United State's Attorney's Office, Northern District of Iowa.

The couple will be sentenced at a later date.

Police Log



Latrese Anderson, Jolene Bowman, Taylor Anderson and Megan Rae each reported criminal mischief.

Fort Dodge Transmission reported a burglary.

Shimkat Motors, Kristopher Lehman and Randy Garcia each reported a theft.

A person reported a violation of a no-contact order.

A runaway was reported.

A person reported a sexual assault.

A person reported an assault.


Iowa Outdoor Store reported a burglary.

James Hines reported a counterfeit bill.

Annabelle Kuhn reported criminal mischief.

Magistrate Court



Driving while barred - Robert A. Benedict, 33, no address provided, sent to District Court.

No insurance - Robert A. Benedict, 33, no address provided, case dismissed, fined $60 in court costs.

Public intoxication - Mark D. Russell, 22, no address provided, $195.

Assault causing injury - Shawn L. Gully, 36, no address provided, sent to District Court.



BOYD - Tara and Cody, Eagle Grove, a girl, Allison Kaylynn Boyd, Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012. Grandparents are Wayne and Barb Boyd, Goldfield, and Alvin and Vicky Pamperin, Eagle Grove. Great-grandparents are Lundy and Shirley Hilpipre, Eagle Grove; Bob Jessen, Eagle Grove; and Mary Boyd-Steffen, Eagle Grove.

GARDNER - Truly and Paul, Barnum, a boy, Denver Paul Gardner, born Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012. Grandparents are Linda Gardner, Fort Dodge, and Bob and Pam Grant, State Center. Great-grandmother is Dorothy Woodward, State Center.



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