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Iowa man sentenced to 31 years for four bank robberies

CEDAR RAPIDS – A man who committed four bank robberies in Cedar Rapids was sentenced today to 31 years in federal prison.

Javon Dockery, age 29, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, received the sentence after an October 2, 2014 guilty plea to four counts of bank robbery and one count of possession of a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence. At the guilty plea hearing, Dockery admitted that he robbed a Cedar Rapids branch of the US Bank on April 30 and June 26, 2014. He also admitted that he robbed a Cedar Rapids branch of the Guaranty Bank on May 16 and May 29, 2014. Further, Dockery admitted that, during the commission of the June 26 robbery, he brandished a firearm.

Dockery was sentenced in Cedar Rapids by United States District Court Chief Judge Linda R. Reade. Dockery was sentenced to 372 months’ imprisonment. A special assessment of $500 was imposed, and he was ordered to make $25,935 in restitution to the two banks. He must serve a five-year term of supervised release after the prison term.

This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Mark Tremmel and was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Cedar Rapids Police Department.

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