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

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Pottawattamie County Man Sentenced to Prison for Bank Robbery

COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA - On July 28, 2017heather Jean Reekr, Hubert Theodore Carter, III, 35, from Council Bluffs, Iowa, was sentenced by United States District Court Judge Rebecca Goodgame Ebinger to 27 months in prison for bank robbery, announced United States Attorney Kevin E. VanderSchel. Carter was ordered to serve three years of supervised release following his imprisonment.


On January 27, 2017, Carter entered the U.P. Connection Federal Credit Union and handed a teller a handwritten note stating he had a firearm, and instructed the teller to fill a bag with money. Carter left the credit union with approximately $3,500 and was quickly apprehended with the stolen money by the Council Bluffs Police Department.


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




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




Violent Crime
Updated August 1, 2017