Iowa couple pled guilty to conspiracy to commit bank robberies

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Prison bars (MGN)

Two people from Wall Lake have been sentenced in connection with four bank robberies.

Radio Iowa reports 48-year-old Jeffrey Alan Schoon and 40-year-old Roxena Lee Schoon pled guilty to conspiracy to commit bank robberies.

According to the report, Jeffrey also pled guilty to four counts of bank robbery and one count of possessing a firearm in addition to the conspiracy.

The two were sentenced Wednesday, April 17, 2013. Jeffrey was sentenced to 15 years in prison and Roxena was sentenced to 5 years in prison.

In addition to the prison time, Jeffrey has been ordered to pay $32,000 in restitution to the banks. Court records say that the Schoons robbed the Iowa State Bank in Odebolt on December 29, 2011. On January 11, 2012 they robbed the Citizens First National Bank. On January 28, 2012, they robbed the Westside State Bank in Vail and on March 23, 2012 they robbed the Heritage Bank in Lytton.