Iowa gives way to feds in Sioux City man's case
SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) - State prosecutors have given way to federal prosecution of a Sioux City man accused of assault and robbery. Court documents show robbery, burglary, theft and assault charges against Levon Dean have been dropped. Woodbury County Attorney Patrick "PJ" Jennings says dropping the local case will save the state money and could lead to heavier federal punishment for Dean. Authorities say Levon Dean and his brother, Jamal Dean, broke into a Sioux City home and beat and robbed a resident at gunpoint in April. A few days later Jamal Dean shot Sioux City Police Officer Kevin McCormick, who survived. Jamal Dean was given 25 years in prison for attempted murder.