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Woman takes plea deal in Le Mars bank robbery case

September 12, 2019

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — A Sioux City woman has taken a plea deal on a charge stemming from a bank robbery in Le Mars.

Records say 36-year-old Karen Merrick pleaded guilty Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Sioux City to being an accessory after the fact. Prosecutors had charged her with bank robbery.

Prosecutors say Merrick drove Phillip White away from Iowa State Bank in Le Mars after he robbed it on Dec. 12. Officers managed to flatten the vehicle’s tires during a chase and arrest the pair. More than $16,000 of the bank’s money was recovered.

White pleaded guilty in June and awaits sentencing.

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