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Plum City bank robber sentenced to 2.5 years prison

A River Falls man was sentenced to 2½ years prison Tuesday in Pierce County Circuit Court for bank robbery.

Denton Ewers, 49, was also ordered to spend the next four years on extended supervision upon his release as the sentence was handed down by Pepin/Buffalo County Judge James Duvall.

"If you rob a bank, bad things happen to you," Duvall said. "You cannot rob a bank and expect probation."

Ewers was charged last November for robbing the First Bank of Baldwin-Plum City branch. Tellers identified the suspect - approximately 5-foot-8 inches tall, black T-shirt, dark sweatpants and slipper-like shoes. The suspect didn't display any weapons, they stated, but did threaten to shoot the teller.

As the suspect left, witnesses were able to get a description of the vehicle - a late 1980's or early 1990's Volvo station wagon heading toward Hwy. 10. The car was tracked down by law enforcement within minutes and Ewers was identified and arrested.

A search of the vehicle found no weapon, but $355 cash and around $4,340 in a maroon bag was.

For more please read the Dec. 5 print version of the Pierce County Herald.

Jason Schulte

Jason Schulte is a reporter for the New Richmond News since February 2015. Prior to that he spent eight years at the Pierce County Herald in Ellsworth. His duties with the News will include covering news out of Hammond and Roberts along with action from St. Croix County court system. He lives in Roberts. 

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