2 Men Sentenced For Attack At Boswell's Farm

By Salon Staff

Published January 20, 2012 6:36PM (EST)

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.

Salon Staff

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