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UPDATE: RF man charged in bank robbery

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A River Falls man was charged Monday in Pierce County Circuit Court with robbery of a bank and operating while under the influence (OWI) following an incident late Friday.

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Denton Raicardo Ewers, 48, 1546 S. Wasson Lane, Apt. 9, was arrested shortly after the robbery call was received by the Pierce County Sheriff's Department around 5:50 p.m.

According to a press release, a suspect fled the First Bank of Baldwin-Plum City branch with an undisclosed amount of cash, and witnesses were able to provide suspect and vehicle descriptions.

Ewers was the lone occupant in the vehicle and was arrested for OWI, his 7th such offense.

Sheriff's Investigator Tom Bauer said in a release the robbery is still being investigated by his department and the FBI. The Department of Natural Resources also assisted.

No future court dates had been set as of Monday afternoon.

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