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Des Moines Man Sentenced to 188 Months in Prison for Robbing Two Local Banks

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of Iowa

Des Moines, IA – On December 21, 2015, Laymon Clovesee English, 49, of Des Moines, Iowa, was sentenced by Chief United States District Court Judge John A. Jarvey to 188 months in prison for two counts of bank robbery, announced Acting United States Attorney Kevin E. VanderSchel. English will be required to serve three years of supervised release following his term of imprisonment.

English, at his change of plea hearing on August 28, 2015, admitted he robbed Bankers Trust, 150 East Euclid Avenue, Des Moines, Iowa, on December 31, 2014. English also admitted he robbed U.S. Bank, 2500 East Euclid Avenue, Des Moines, Iowa, two days later, on January 2, 2014. English was apprehended by U.S. Bank customers when he committed the second robbery.

This matter was investigated by the Des Moines Police Department, the Polk County Sheriff’s Office, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The case was prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa.

Updated February 4, 2016