A western Iowa man was arrested Thursday in connection with a Montgomery County bank robbery earlier this week. Thirty-one-year old Shawn Michael Antisdel, of Anita, was taken into custody on a charge of 2nd-degree robbery. He’s alleged to have walked into Bank Iowa in Villisca at around 3:30 P.M. Monday and displayed a note to a teller, demanding money.
Antisdel also allegedly indicated he had a gun, although no weapon was displayed. Authorities said tips from the public also made a difference in identifying Antisdel as the suspect in the robbery and his subsequent arrest. The man surrendered without incident. According to court records, Antisdel has, over the past few years, been charged with and pled guilty to 5th-degree theft and harassment in the first- and- third degrees.
Officials say additional charges in association with the bank robbery are possible. He was being held Thursday in the Montgomery County Jail, on $10,000 bond.