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July 21, 1989
Sam Mack, a starting forward on the Iowa State University basketball team last season, was acquitted of robbery and kidnapping charges in the March 30 holdup of a fast food restaurant in Ames, Iowa.
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August 15, 1995 | RONALD J. OSTROW, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The first defendant sentenced under the federal "three strikes and you're out" law Monday drew life plus five years in prison for the robbery of a Waterloo, Iowa, food store. The robbery last Oct. 8--a month after President Clinton signed the mandatory life provision into law--actually marked the fourth violent felony conviction of Thomas Farmer, 43, of Des Moines, according to the U.S. attorney in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
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SPORTS
April 1, 1989
Two Iowa State athletes were shot by police and charged with first-degree robbery in another run-in with the law by athletes from a Big Eight school. Sam Mack, 18, and Levin White, 21, were in stable condition at Mary Greeley Medical Center at Ames, Iowa, where they were under guard. Mack was shot once in the hip and once in the leg, and White was shot once in the foot.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 26, 1989 | MICHAEL CONNELLY, Times Staff Writer
Three men, including an alleged master jewel thief who planned a daring Orange County jailbreak last year, have been charged with the murder of a Burbank jeweler who was gunned down during a failed robbery in 1987, authorities said Tuesday. The three--all in California jails or prisons--are suspected of slaying T.W. Hamilton, 50, on July 9, 1987, in his jewelry store, Creme de Le Gem, on West Magnolia Boulevard.
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July 26, 1989 | MICHAEL CONNELLY, Times Staff Writer
Three men, including an alleged master jewel thief who planned a daring Orange County jailbreak last year, have been charged with the murder of a Burbank jeweler who was gunned down during a failed robbery in 1987, authorities said Tuesday. The three--all in California jails or prisons--are suspected of slaying T.W. Hamilton, 50, on July 9, 1987, in his jewelry store, Creme de Le Gem, on West Magnolia Boulevard.
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July 7, 1989 | JERRY HICKS, Times Staff Writer
Michael Lee Taylor, a suspected armed robber and jewel thief whose escape from Orange County Jail last year triggered a national manhunt, pleaded innocent Thursday to charges that he planned the daring breakout of five inmates from the jail roof. Taylor, 36, entered innocent pleas to charges of felony escape, kidnap and robbery and was ordered to appear before Municipal Judge James M. Brooks in Santa Ana on July 19 for a preliminary hearing on the escape-related charges.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 5, 1989 | CLAUDIA LUTHER, Times Staff Writer
An alleged master jewel thief who authorities believe masterminded the escape of five prisoners from Orange County Jail last year was returned to that jail Tuesday from South Dakota, where he was captured May 20. Michael Douglas Taylor, 36, suspected of a crime spree after his escape, now faces charges of robbery, kidnaping, rape, grand theft and escape. Taylor, who is also known as Michael Douglas Gianetti, will be arraigned Thursday, according to Orange County Sheriff's Lt. Larry Richey.
NEWS
April 25, 1987 | United Press International
Cedar County authorities aren't sure what to make of their latest theft case: a missing bridge. Sheriff's officials say that within the last two weeks someone dismantled and stole a 16-by-24-foot bridge over a small creek southwest of Mechanicsville. "I've had vandals take odds and ends and maybe a signpost, but never a bridge," County Engineer Bill Conner said.
NEWS
August 15, 1995 | RONALD J. OSTROW, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The first defendant sentenced under the federal "three strikes and you're out" law Monday drew life plus five years in prison for the robbery of a Waterloo, Iowa, food store. The robbery last Oct. 8--a month after President Clinton signed the mandatory life provision into law--actually marked the fourth violent felony conviction of Thomas Farmer, 43, of Des Moines, according to the U.S. attorney in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
SPORTS
July 21, 1989
Sam Mack, a starting forward on the Iowa State University basketball team last season, was acquitted of robbery and kidnapping charges in the March 30 holdup of a fast food restaurant in Ames, Iowa.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 7, 1989 | JERRY HICKS, Times Staff Writer
Michael Lee Taylor, a suspected armed robber and jewel thief whose escape from Orange County Jail last year triggered a national manhunt, pleaded innocent Thursday to charges that he planned the daring breakout of five inmates from the jail roof. Taylor, 36, entered innocent pleas to charges of felony escape, kidnap and robbery and was ordered to appear before Municipal Judge James M. Brooks in Santa Ana on July 19 for a preliminary hearing on the escape-related charges.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 5, 1989 | CLAUDIA LUTHER, Times Staff Writer
An alleged master jewel thief who authorities believe masterminded the escape of five prisoners from Orange County Jail last year was returned to that jail Tuesday from South Dakota, where he was captured May 20. Michael Douglas Taylor, 36, suspected of a crime spree after his escape, now faces charges of robbery, kidnaping, rape, grand theft and escape. Taylor, who is also known as Michael Douglas Gianetti, will be arraigned Thursday, according to Orange County Sheriff's Lt. Larry Richey.
SPORTS
April 1, 1989
Two Iowa State athletes were shot by police and charged with first-degree robbery in another run-in with the law by athletes from a Big Eight school. Sam Mack, 18, and Levin White, 21, were in stable condition at Mary Greeley Medical Center at Ames, Iowa, where they were under guard. Mack was shot once in the hip and once in the leg, and White was shot once in the foot.
NEWS
April 25, 1987 | United Press International
Cedar County authorities aren't sure what to make of their latest theft case: a missing bridge. Sheriff's officials say that within the last two weeks someone dismantled and stole a 16-by-24-foot bridge over a small creek southwest of Mechanicsville. "I've had vandals take odds and ends and maybe a signpost, but never a bridge," County Engineer Bill Conner said.
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