Two Sentenced in Hopkinton Bank Robbery

HOPKINTON, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) -- A judge has sentenced two men who robbed the Citizens State Bank in Hopkinton on October 21, 2016 to more than 10 years in federal prison.

A jury in October 2017 convicted 28-year-old Daniel Jackson of Yonkers, New York of armed bank robbery, conspiracy to commit armed bank robbery, aiding an abetting the use of a firearm during a crime, and conspiracy to use a firearm during a crime.

In September 2017, 22-year-old Jason Centeno of Yonkers, New York pleaded guilty to armed bank robbery and using a firearm during a crime.

Prosecutors said Jackson and Centeno moved to Muscatine in the summer of 2016 and reached an agreement to rob the Citizens State Bank in Hopkinton. Jackson obtained a handgun from someone in Detroit before the robbery.

Jackson and Centeno drove to Hopkinton and entered the bank. Centeno had the handgun and Jackson had a knife. They jumped over the bank counter and demanded money from the two workers at the bank. While Centeno collected money from one teller at gun point, Jackson forced the other teller to place her hands behind her back and restrained her using zip ties. When a third worker entered the bank, Jackson ordered him to place his hands behind his back and secured his hands with zip ties.

Jackson and Centeno left the bank with more than $8,000 and drove back to Muscatine, they then drove from Iowa to New York and then Florida where they were eventually arrested.

During the trial, prosecutors showed cell phone video of Centeno shooting at various residences from the passenger seat of a car Jackson was driving before the robbery. Another video showed both men shooting at what appeared to be an abandoned warehouse.

The judge sentenced Jackson to 15 years in federal prison and ordered him to make $8,225 in restitution to the bank. The judge sentenced Centeno to 10 years and 10 months in prison and make $8,225 in restitution to the bank. Both men must also served a three-year term of supervised release after the prison term.

U.S. Marshals are holding of both men until they are taken to a federal prison.

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