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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Davenport Man Sentenced to 130 Months in Prison for Two Bank Robberies

DAVENPORT, IA - On April 10, 2017, Shawn Eugene Lee, age 39, of Davenport, Iowa, was sentenced by United States District Court Judge Rebecca Goodgame Ebinger to 130 months in prison for each of two separate bank robberies, announced United States Attorney Kevin VanderSchel. The sentences were ordered to run at the same time. Lee was also ordered to serve three years of supervised release following his imprisonment and to pay $200 towards the Crime Victims’ Fund. Lee was ordered to pay restitution to both banks. In addition, $733 found on Lee when arrested was ordered forfeited to the United States.

 

On June 22, 2016, the grand jury returned a two-count indictment. Lee was charged with taking money by intimidation from the Northwest Bank and Trust on West Locust Street in Davenport on April 25, 2016, and with taking money by intimidation from the US Bank on North Division Street in Davenport on April 27, 2016. Both banks were then insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. On November 10, 2016, Lee entered guilty pleas to both bank robberies.

 

This investigation was conducted by the Davenport Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The case was prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa.

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Learn more about this release by calling Rachel J. Scherle at 515-473-9300, or by emailing her at Rachel.Scherle@usdoj.gov.

 

 

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Violent Crime
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Updated April 11, 2017