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Suspect in bank heist held for $50K bond

Michael Hart accused in robbery

December 31, 2010
By AMBER?WILLIAMS For the Daily Freeman-Journal

FORT?DODGE?- Michael B. Hart, 30, of Webster City, appeared in Webster County Magistrate Court chambers Wednesday on first-degree robbery charges. He waived his preliminary hearing, and the case was transferred to District Court.

His bond was set at $50,000.

Hart appeared in private prior to regular court proceedings because trial information was already received Dec. 17, according to court records.

Hart is charged with first-degree robbery as a habitual offender, which is a Class B felony, in connection with the Nov. 1 robbery at the First State Bank in Vincent. The amount of money taken from the bank has not been released, and officials will not yet comment on whether it was recovered.

Hart has also been charged with second-degree theft as a habitual offender, which is a Class D felony.

If convicted, Hart could be sentenced to a maximum of 30 years in prison and a possible $7,500 fine.

Contact Amber Williams at 573-2141 or



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