- Associated Press - Friday, August 8, 2014

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) - A Nebraska man has been sentenced to more than 10 years in federal prison for his role in robbing an Iowa bank last year.

Michael Clayton, of Omaha, must also serve three years of supervised release after his prison sentence and must pay $12,500 in restitution to the Citizen’s State Bank in Fort Dodge.

A jury convicted Clayton on a bank robbery charge in February.

U.S. Attorney Kevin Techau says in a statement trial evidence indicated the 44-year-old Clayton called Fort Dodge police on Feb. 7, 2013, and threatened to shoot up an elementary school. The call, intended to divert police attention away from the bank, was two months after the Sandy Hook school shooting in Connecticut.

While police responded to the school, prosecutors say Clayton robbed the bank.


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