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Bank robbers convicted in Bremer County, get 75 years in prison

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Two men accused of robbing the Maynard Saving Bank while leading officers on a high-speed chase into Bremer County and seriously injuring two police officers in October of last year will now spend 75 years in prison. Two men accused of robbing the Maynard Saving Bank while leading officers on a high-speed chase into Bremer County and seriously injuring two police officers in October of last year will now spend 75 years in prison.
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Two men accused of robbing the Maynard Saving Bank while leading officers on a high-speed chase into Bremer County and seriously injuring two police officers in October of last year will now spend 75 years in prison.

Jeremiah Mumford and William Clayton faced 35 felonies, including eight counts of attempted murder and 16 counts of assault on a peace officer in Bremer County.

They have pleaded guilty to all of the charges except five counts of terrorism.

When asked if he admitted to robbing the bank in Maynard, Mumford told a KWWL reporter, "It would appear so."

Mumford also said "no" when asked by KWWL if he felt remorse for his crimes.

This non-remorseful attitude followed Mumford into the courtroom.

Both Mumford and Clayton not only pleaded guilty to 30 counts in Bremer County, but were then convicted of those counts. Eight of those counts were attempt to commit murder.

Sumner Police Chief Dennis Cain was one of the victims. He made an impact statement for both Clayton's and Mumford's hearing.

"I never thought I would be the victim," said Cain.

Cain said he wished he could have wrote out his victim statement, but couldn't because of his injured thumb.

Cain was one of the officers chasing Mumford and Clayton following the bank robbery and was injured during a shootout. He was shot in the neck, hand and finger.

"You left me on the road for dead," said Cain in his victim statement. 

As Cain was speaking to Mumford, that non-remorseful attitude returned.

"He raised his eyebrows and cocked his head, so I figured I better say something to him," Cain said.

Cain said he is lucky to be alive today, but even though this chapter of the case is coming to a close in Bremer County, he still has questions.

"I guess my biggest thing is, why?" Cain said. "I can see bank robberies nowadays, but not the shooting. Where were they going to go? They made the statement in Fayette County when they were surrounded (that) they were going to shoot it up. What did they do? Act like cowards and didn't."

Mumford and Clayton already pleaded guilty to attempted murder and robbery charges in Fayette County where the bank robbery took place.

They are scheduled to be sentenced on those charges next week.

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