Alleged Sanborn Bank Robber Pleads Not Guilty

A man accused of robbing a bank in Sanborn last month has pleaded not guilty.

40-year-old Del Martinnez Evans of Sanborn is accused of robbing the Sanborn Savings Bank on January 22nd. He was arrested later that day. According to a criminal complaint, a deputy says Evans walked into the Sanborn Savings Bank and approached a bank teller. He is accused of handing the teller a note demanding money. The deputy says the teller was “placed in fear” and handed Evans between $1500 and $10,000 in cash. Evans walked out the front door.

Evans was charged with 2nd Degree Robbery, a class C felony…and 2nd Degree Theft, a class D felony. If convicted, he could face up to ten years in prison on the robbery charge and five years on the theft charge.

Evans is scheduled to go on trial April 16th. At last report, he was still being held in the O’Brien County Jail in Primghar on a $15,000 bond.

(thanks to Community First Broadcasting station KIWA in Sheldon)