One of the persons involved in the June 2005 robbery of the Shelby County State Bank near the western Iowa community of Elk Horn has been sentenced to over five years in jail. Twenty-nine-year old Andrew Howard Owen was sentenced May 24th to 63-months in prison, and ordered to pay 100-dollars restitution to the Crime Victims Fund. Owen was arrested on a dead-end road in northeastern Cass County about an hour after he robbed the bank during the afternoon hours of June 23, 2005. When he pled guilty to the charge in February 2006, Owen admitted that he robbed the bank using a toy weapon that resembled a semi-automatic handgun. His alleged accomplice — Laura Sandvig — is still awaiting sentencing.
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