WATERLOO – Two men have been sentenced in connection with a botched plot to stick up a check cashing business in March.
Patrick Earl Sumerall Jr., 22, of Waterloo, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit robbery and carrying weapons and on Monday was sentenced to up to 10 years in prison.
Preston Floyd Brown, 21, of Waterloo, was granted a deferred judgment with two year’s probation and 90 days on work release after pleading to similar charges on Nov. 13.
Authorities said Sumerall, Brown and two others had been involved in a plan to rob Check Into Cash, 2144 University Ave., on March 4, but Waterloo police officers stopped their vehicle and found a BB gun, a pistol, rope, duct tape and masks.
Cody Leigh Carson of Evansdale pleaded and is scheduled for sentencing in December, and Brian John Bennett of Waterloo is awaiting trial.