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Woman convicted in Le Mars bank robbery escaped federal custody, now back under arrest

KTIV Sioux City IA

SIOUX CITY (KTIV) - A woman who escaped federal custody earlier this year in Sioux City has been arrested in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Karen Rose Merrick was convicted of being an accessory after the fact to a bank robbery that occurred in Le Mars Iowa in 2019. Merrick was sentenced to 30 months in prison, but she began a term of supervised release just over a year later in January of 2021.

A U.S. Marshal wrote in a court filing that Merrick left for work on July 18, 2022 but she never returned to the residential re-entry center.


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