Community First CU Robber Jailed in Plea Bargain

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DES MOINES, Iowa – A 33-year-old man who was tracked with his partner to Yellowstone National Park after last May’s armed robbery at Community First CU, in Oscaloosa, was sentenced Monday to 16 years in prison. Aaron Rafferty, who was armed with a sawed-off shotgun during the hold-up, and his accomplice, Justin Shrader, were captured by park rangers more than a month later in Yellowstone after a hit-and-run car accident. Shrader’s trial is still pending.

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