State gives way to feds in Sioux City man's case

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Posted: Tuesday, September 10, 2013 12:00 am

SIOUX CITY, Iowa — State prosecutors have given way to federal prosecution of a Sioux City man accused of assault and robbery.

According to court documents, robbery, burglary, theft and assault charges against Levon Dean have been dropped. Woodbury County Attorney Patrick “PJ” Jennings said dropping the local case will save the state money and could lead to heavier federal punishment for Dean.

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