Iowa man pleads guilty to robbing local bar

Published 12:29 pm Sunday, July 16, 2017

A Charles City, Iowa, man charged with burglarizing a Hayward bar in January pleaded guilty Thursday in Freeborn County District Court.

Jeromy Eugune Dann, 35, pleaded guilty to second-degree burglary and fourth-degree assault on a police officer.

Jeromy Eugene Dann

Court documents state Dann was arrested after deputies were dispatched early in the morning of Jan. 22 to Julio’s Bar & Grill on a report of a burglary in progress. Deputies were reportedly informed he had taken the cash register. Dann had left the scene.

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Dann, who reportedly led officers on a vehicle chase with speeds reaching 100 mph, started throwing items out the window and ran a stop sign at the intersection of Freeborn County roads 13 and 26.

The pickup reversed and struck an officer’s vehicle before the officer reversed. Dann lost control of the pickup, causing the pickup to enter a ditch before he was arrested.

A cash drawer, money and registered receipt paper, which were identified as belonging to the bar, were reportedly found in a search of the route following the pursuit.

In another file, Dann pleaded guilty to one count of second-degree burglary Thursday in a case involving the theft of firearms, ammunition and tools earlier in January from a Manchester residence.

Dann was charged in that file after he was arrested for burglarizing the Hayward bar.

The victim identified items recovered from Dann’s truck as the items stolen, and in a search warrant two days later deputies allegedly recovered around 25 tools that were identified by the victim as items that were taken from him.

In a third file, Dann pleaded guilty to second-degree burglary in a case that started after items recovered from his truck reportedly matched a burglary that took place in December on 770th Avenue in Freeborn County.   

Sentencing on the three files is scheduled for Aug. 28.

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