IDA GROVE, Iowa | A teenage girl involved in a staged bank robbery in Sioux City must serve a short jail sentence in Ida County for possession of marijuana.
In Ida County District Court Monday, District Judge Jeffrey Poulson sentenced Heaven Zevenbergen, 19, of Holstein, Iowa, to two days in jail after the teen pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance, a serious misdemeanor. Her driver's license also was suspended for 180 days.
In August, Zevenbergen admitted to her probation officer and an Ida County Sheriff's deputy who were visiting her home that she had smoked marijuana, and she turned over a plastic container of a green leafy substance. A urine sample Zevenbergen had provided earlier to her probation officer also tested positive for marijuana.
Zevenbergen was on probation in Woodbury County for a second-degree theft conviction in which she pleaded guilty to teaming with Angelica Perez to stage a robbery at the Security National Bank branch at the Hy-Vee store on Hamilton Boulevard. She and Perez both pleaded guilty to the August 2015 incident in which Perez went to the bank in disguise and passed Zevenbergen, who was a bank employee, a note demanding cash and saying she was armed. Zevenbergen then gave Perez $10,000, of which most has not been recovered.
Both were sentenced to five years in prison in February. In May, District Judge Jeffrey Neary reconsidered their sentences and ordered them released from prison and placed them on probation for five years.
Zevenbergen faces a probation revocation hearing next month in Woodbury County. If her probation is revoked, she could be returned to prison.