Trial date set for River Falls man charged with bank robberyA Tuesday-Wednesday, Sept. 11-12, trial date was set Thursday for a River Falls man charged with bank robbery.
A Tuesday-Wednesday, Sept. 11-12, trial date was set Thursday for a River Falls man charged with bank robbery.
Denton R. Ewers, 48, 1546 S. Wasson Ln., Apt. 9, is looking at a maximum penalty of $100,000 and/or 40 years prison if found guilty.
Ewers was charged last November after allegedly robbing the First Bank of Baldwin-Plum City branch. Witnesses on the scene were able to provide a description of the suspect: approximately 5-foot-8 inches tall, black T-shirt, dark sweatpants and slipper-like shoes. The suspect didn’t display any weapons, they stated, but did threaten to shoot a teller.
Witnesses were also able to get a description of the vehicle--a late 1980’s or early 1990’s Volvo station wagon heading toward Hwy. 10.
Within minutes, Sheriff Nancy Hove alerted officers the suspect vehicle was traveling westbound and just passed her as she was heading eastbound on 10. A few minutes afterwards, Conservation Warden Brad Peterson, behind Hove on 10, recognized the vehicle, turned around and started traveling behind the vehicle until other sheriff’s deputies were able to assist.
Ewers’ car was stopped and a search found no weapon, but approximately $4,800 in cash. He was also charged with operating while intoxicated, his seventh. That charge is still going through the courts.