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Would-be Bank Robbers Sentenced
WAVERLY (CBS 2/FOX 28) - Two men charged with bank robbery and leading police on a high speed chase that left two law enforcement officers wounded pleaded guilty Monday morning.
Jeremiah Mumford of New Hampton and William Clayton of Osage changed their pleas to guilty at a hearing in the Bremer County Courthouse. Each was charged with 35 felonies, including eight counts of attempted murder and eight counts of assault on a peace officer with intent to cause serious injury.
Prosecutors dropped charges of terrorism from the incident which began with with the attempted bank robbery of the Maynard Savings Bank in Maynard on October 30, 2012.
During the subsequent chase, Sumner Police Chief Dennis Cain and Iowa State patrol Trooper Mark Domino were both injured by shots fired by the fleeing pair, Cain seriously.
The chase ended with a standoff in a quarry outside Frederika where the two eventually surrendered without further injury.
The two face a minimum of 35 years in prison and a maximum of 75 years without the possibility of parole.