WATERLOO – An Evansdale man has been sentenced to prison for robbing two convenience stores in Black Hawk County and an Amish shop in Buchanan County with a BB gun last year.
Dennis Jerry Wroe, 26, was also sentenced for breaking into a Waterloo home and passing a $283 forged check on his deceased father’s bank account, according to court records.
In all, Wroe was sentenced to a string of consecutive and concurrent prison sentences totaling 25 years behind bars with a 10-year mandatory minimum before he is eligible for parole.
He pleaded to second-degree robbery, second- and third-degree theft and forgery. His Buchanan County sentences came Tuesday, and he was sentenced in Black Hawk County District Court last week.
Authorities allege Wroe wore a mask and brandished what appeared to be a gun in the July 9, 2017, holdup at the Liquor and Tobacco Outlet on University Avenue in Waterloo where cash was taken from the register.
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He then allegedly took cash and cigarettes from the New Star convenience store in Raymond on July 21, 2017, and he allegedly used a Marksman Repeater BB gun to rob MIller County Store on 160th Street on July 30, 2017, according to court records.
Wroe also took jewelry and pool cues from a Lafayette Street home on Aug. 2, 2017.
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An accomplice in the Amish store holdup, Katie Lynn Wacha, 31, of Waterloo, was sentenced to 10 years in prison with a five-year mandatory minimum after pleading to second-degree robbery and intimidation with a weapon in April.