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UPDATE: Monticello man pleads guilty in bank robbery

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 A man who robbed the F&M Bank in Monticello on July 29, 2016, pled guilty today in federal court in Cedar Rapids. 

Brandon Brown, 45, from Monticello, Iowa, was convicted of armed bank robbery.  In a plea agreement, Brown admitted he took more than $4,000 from the F&M Bank by brandishing a weapon and pointing the weapon at a bank employee. 

Sentencing before United States District Court Chief Judge Linda R. Reade will be set after a presenter report is prepared.  Brown remains in custody of the United States Marshal and will remain in custody pending sentencing.  Brown faces a possible maximum sentence of 25 years’ imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, $100 in special assessments, and 5 years of supervised release following any imprisonment.

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Jacob Schunk and was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  


Police make an arrest into the Monticello bank robbery that took place Friday.

According to Monticello Police Chief Britt Smith, 44-year-old Brandon Brown of Monticello was arrested at 3:12 Sunday morning on charges of first degree robbery, a class B felony. 

Brown is suspected of robbing the F&M Bank in Monticello.

An undisclosed amount of money was taken.

He is being held at the Jones County Jail being held on a $25,000 bond.

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