Man gets 30 years for armed robbery in Iowa City

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A 35-year-old Davenport man who robbed an Iowa City bank nearly a year ago has been given 30 years in prison.

Eric Martin was sentenced Monday on robbery and weapons convictions. Federal prosecutors say Martin must serve five years of supervised release after he leaves prison.

Prosecutors say Martin waved a loaded handgun at tellers and customers inside the Hills Bank on April 23, 2012, and left on a motorcycle. Prosecutors say that after the motorcycle stopped and Martin took off on foot, he tried to point the gun at police officers as they closed in and tackled him.

Prosecutors also say Martin robbed two other bank branches in Iowa City.

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