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Judge denies request for lowered bond for Levon Dean


Levon Dean was back in court Friday morning for a hearing about a possible change of venue for his assault and robbery case.

On Wednesday, Judge Jeffrey Neary declared a mistrial. Friday's hearing was to figure out where they're going from here.

Dean's attorney has asked for a venue change. Neary says he's still considering it.

He's asked lawyers to research the Siouxland television market area to determine how far the case could potentially move.

Also on Friday, defense attorney Mike Williams requested a lower bond for his client. Williams says Dean's been in jail since his arrest and said the mistrial wasn't his fault.

Prosecutor James Loomis said Dean remains a danger to the community.

A hearing on Tuesday should determine any change of venue.

Meanwhile, Dean has been charged with robbery, burglary and assault in another case.  Sioux City police say, on April 15th, Dean and his brother Jamal, entered a room at the Palmer House Motel and began demanding money and drugs from a man there.

Court documents state, during the robbery, Jamal Dean struck the man in the head.  Police say the two brothers stole the man's cell phone and car.

Levon Dean will be arraigned on those charges Monday.

As part of a plea agreement with the court, charges against Jamal Dean have been dropped.

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