Accused Le Mars Bank Robber Pleads Not Guilty

LE MARS, Iowa (AP) – A Sioux City man accused of robbing a Le Mars bank has pleaded not guilty.

Plymouth County District Court records say Phillip White entered written pleas Friday to charges of robbery and theft and conspiracy to commit robbery and conspiracy to commit theft. His trial has not been scheduled.

Prosecutors say White robbed Iowa State Bank in Le Mars on Dec. 12. A woman accused of driving the getaway vehicle, 35-year-old Karen Merrick , also has pleaded not guilty. She also is a Sioux City resident.