DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Two men who pleaded guilty to breaking into U.S. Rep. Leonard Boswell's southern Iowa farmhouse armed with a BB gun last summer have been sentenced to prison.
The judge in Decatur County sentenced David Dewberry, of Fremont, Neb., to 25 years in prison for first-degree robbery. Cody Rollins, of Lamoni, was sentenced to 10 years for aiding and abetting an attempted burglary.
Dewberry entered Boswell's farmhouse near Leon July 19 armed with a BB gun. As the 78-year-old Boswell scuffled with him, his adult grandson pointed a shotgun at Dewberry, chasing him off. Prosecutors say Rollins helped plan the burglary and drove Dewberry to Boswell's house.
In a statement read in court, Boswell called the attack "sinister ... and ... appalling" and said Dewberry was lucky he wasn't killed.