Rosburg sentenced to 25 years in prison

FD man charged for involvement in armed robbery

A Fort Dodge man will spend a minimum of 12-and-a-half years in state prison after pleading guilty to charges stemming from a Jan. 4 armed robbery that sent another man to the hospital with a gunshot wound.

Tyler William Rosburg, 29, was sentenced to an indeterminate term of up to 25 years for one count of first-degree robbery, a Class B felony. Rosburg must serve at least 50 percent of the maximum sentence before he is eligible for parole.

Rosburg was also sentenced for two other crimes he pleaded guilty to — up to five years in prison for possession of a firearm as a felon, a Class D felony; and one year of incarceration for eluding, a serious misdemeanor.

District Court Judge Angela Doyle, who handed down the sentence on Nov. 22, ordered that the three sentences be served concurrently.

Rosburg was arrested Jan. 4 following a chase after the Webster County Sheriff’s Office responded to a man suffering from a gunshot wound in the Coleman District. Deputies were responding to the scene at 2055 S. 12th St., when the victim told deputies that two white males and one black male forced their way into his home with firearms. He identified one as Rosburg and said all three left in a white Chevrolet HHR.

Within minutes of the call, Chief Deputy Derek Christie spotted a vehicle fitting the description traveling west on 11th Avenue Southwest and attempted to stop it. The driver of the vehicle refused to stop, leading Christie on a short pursuit through Fort Dodge before the Chevrolet crashed on the Hawkeye Avenue Bridge near its intersection with Second Street Northwest.

Rosburg was initially charged with the offenses he eventually pleaded guilty to, as well as others.

The charges of intimidation with a dangerous weapon to injure or provoke fear, going armed with intent and first-degree burglary were dismissed.

The other two men charged with the Jan. 4 robbery were 22-year-old Ashton Jack Lomicka, of Fort Dodge, and 17-year-old Devaris Jamel Shivers, of Fort Dodge.

Lomicka was sentenced to up to 40 years in prison earlier this month for his role in the robbery, as well as for other charges he pleaded to. Shivers is being held in the Webster County Jail awaiting trial.


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