2 men to be sentenced for attack at Boswell’s farm

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January 20th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Two men who pleaded guilty in last summer’s attack at U.S. Rep. Leonard Boswell’s southern Iowa farmhouse are scheduled to be sentenced Friday. David Dewberry pleaded guilty last month to first-degree robbery and faces a mandatory sentence of 25-years in prison. Cody Rollins pleaded guilty to aiding and abetting an attempted burglary and faces up to 10 years in prison. Prosecutors say Dewberry, of Fremont, Neb., entered Boswell’s farmhouse near Leon on July 19 armed with a bb gun and attacked Boswell’s daughter. While Boswell fought with Dewberry, his 22-old grandson got a shotgun and pointed it at the 20-year-old Dewberry, chasing him off. Boswell suffered minor injuries in the scuffle. Prosecutors say the 20-year-old Rollins, who lives in Lamoni, helped plan the burglary and drove Dewberry to Boswell’s house.