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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of Iowa

Monday, July 1, 2013

Nebraska Man Arrested On Bank Robbery Charges

Michael Clayton, age 43, from Omaha, Nebraska, has been charged with one count of bank robbery. The charges are contained in an Indictment filed on May 22, 2013, in United States District Court in Sioux City.

The Indictment alleges that, on or about February 7, 20132, Clayton robbed the C.S. Bank in Fort Dodge, Iowa.

If convicted Clayton faces a possible maximum sentence of 20 years’ imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, a $100 special assessment, and 3-years of supervised release following any imprisonment.

Clayton appeared on June 12, 2013 in federal court in Sioux City and was held without bond. Clayton’s next appearance will be his trial which is set for August 5, 2013.

Court file information is available at
The case file number is 13-3022.

As with any criminal case, a charge is merely an accusation and a defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

The case was investigated by the Fort Dodge Police Department and the DOJ’s Federal Bureau of Investigation and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Forde Fairchild.

Updated February 19, 2015