Omaha Man Sentenced For Iowa Bank Robbery

By: The Associated Press Email
By: The Associated Press Email

An Omaha man has been sentenced to more than 10 years in federal prison for his role in robbing an Iowa bank last year.

Michael Clayton must also serve three years of supervised release after his prison sentence and must pay $12,500 in restitution to the Citizen's State Bank in Fort Dodge. A jury convicted Clayton on a bank robbery charge last February.

U.S. Attorney Kevin Techau says trial evidence indicated the 44-year-old Clayton called Fort Dodge police on February 7, 2013 and threatened to shoot up an elementary school. The call, intended to divert police attention away from the bank, was two months after the Sandy Hook school shooting in Connecticut. While police responded to the school, prosecutors say Clayton robbed the bank.

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