- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 8, 2015

FARGO, N.D. (AP) - The lawyer for the Iowa man accused of robbing a Fargo hotel and shooting at police says the case could be moved to federal court.

Thirty-year-old Eric Webb, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, appeared in court Wednesday.

Defense attorney Patrick Rosenquist says it would be “inappropriate” for him to comment why federal prosecutors could choose to indict Webb, but Rosenquist adds it has been related to him that that could be the case.

Webb was injured in a shootout with police on June 4, after authorities allege he robbed a hotel. Webb is charged with robbery and possession of a firearm by a felon.

About two weeks after the incident, a newspaper reported receiving a letter from Webb admitting to shooting first at police. Authorities believe the letter is authentic.

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