Dubuque Man Now Facing Theft Charge


DUBUQUE, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) -- A man who will spend 24 years in federal prison now faces a state charge for stealing a car used in the robbery.

A judge sentenced Gregory Stapleton last month for aiding and assisting a bank robbery, distributing drugs, and having a gun as a felon.

Authorities Stapleton used a stolen car to help rob Fidelity Bank and Trust in Maquoketa in March last year. Stapleton admitted to going to the bank the day before the robbery to "case" it, parking across the street listening to police scanners during the robbery, and providing another man with a vehicle he drove to the robbery.

After robbing the bank, that other man, Dante Rhodes, led law enforcement agencies on a high speed chase into Dubuque County in a stolen car.

That ended with two crashes in Dubuque.


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