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Adams sentenced to 35 years in prison


A Dubuque County judge has sentenced Eddie Adams to 35 years in prison. The sentencing took place Monday afternoon. He is also required to pay restitution jointly with Adams' father, Eddie Chest.

In May, a jury found Adams guilty of the charges. The charges stemmed from a December 2009 robbery at Knicker's Saloon, which involved the shooting of Dubuque Police Lt. Scott Baxter. He recovered from his injuries.

Adams was sentenced to 25 years for First Degree Robbery and five years for each of the two weapons charges. They will be served consecutively.

For the count of simple assault, Adams received 30 days in the Dubuque County Jail, for which the judge gave him credit, due to his time already served there while waiting for the sentencing to take place.

Judge Monica Ackley said the maximum penalties are fitting, especially after hearing testimony from the people who were in Knicker's during the robbery.

"I watched all their faces, Mr. Adams," Ackley said. "I watched the pain on every single one of them coming in to talk about the fear that they had that day."

His father, Eddie Chest, is currently serving 50 years in prison for his role in the crimes.

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