Sanborn Bank Robbery Suspect Now Facing Federal Charges

The man accused of robbing a bank in Sanborn in January now faces a federal bank robbery charge instead of the state counts he was originally charged with.

40-year-old Del Martinnez Evans of Sanborn is accused of robbing the Sanborn Savings Bank on January 22nd, 2024. He was arrested the same day.

In a criminal complaint, an O’Brien County Sheriff’s 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 an undetermined amount of cash, which later was determined to be over 53 hundred dollars.

Evans was charged with second-degree robbery and second-degree theft, a class C, and a class D felony, respectively, to which he pleaded not guilty in February. That case was dismissed in favor of a federal case in which he is charged with bank robbery by force or violence. He could face up to 20 years in federal prison if convicted.

Evans is scheduled to have a preliminary hearing and a detention hearing today (Tues) in federal court in Sioux City.

The deputy’s statement says Evans has admitted to the crime in the presence of law enforcement.

(thanks to Community First Broadcasting station KIWA in Sheldon)