SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KCAU) — A Sioux City man arrested after robbing a downtown bank in order to settle a dispute with an acquaintance has pled not guilty.
In a written arraignment, Ronald Edwards, 35, pled not guilty to his charge of first-degree robbery.
According to court documents, on March 31 around 3:40 p.m., police were called to Great Southern Bank at 329 Pierce Street after the report of a bank robbery.
Police say that Ronald Edwards, 35, entered the bank and demanded money. A bank employee recognized Edwards as the man who previously tried to rob the bank back on March 3
Authorities say he committed the robbery to settle a dispute with an acquaintance about whether or not he would actually rob a bank. That dispute came about after Edwards failed robbery attempt on March 3.
A trial is scheduled for June 8 at 9:30 a.m. at the Woodbury County Courthouse.