The last of three men responsible for the 2011 shooting death of a Sioux City drug dealer was sentenced to Federal Prison on Wednesday.
30 year old Courtland Clark from Flowery Branch, Georgia, was sentenced to 252 months’ imprisonment for his role in the death of Tony “T-Bone” Canfield.
Clark, 26 year old Devery Hibbler of Arkansas and 35 year old Robert Beaver of Sioux City all pled guilty to interference with commerce by robbery.
Clark and Hibbler also pled guilty to use of a firearm during a crime of violence causing death.
On May 1st of 2011, the three masked men entered Tony Canfield’s home at 1401 George Street to rob him of marijuana and money.
During a struggle, Canfield tried to escape and was shot to death by Hibbler.
The three defendants avoided detection for nearly five years.
Federal Prosecutor Forde Fairchild says investigators got a break when two separate individuals facing other charges each told investigators they had conversations with three men regarding the Canfield murder:
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Fairchild says that eventually led to a confession by Clark:
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The three men were charged on April 19th of this year.
City Police Captain Marti Reilly says the combined efforts of the investigators finally brought justice and a resolution to the case:
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Woodbury County Attorney Patrick Jennings says the investigation proves that local law enforcement does serve the entire community:
OC………..not just a section. :15
Hibbler was sentenced to 420 months’ imprisonment, Beaver was sentenced to 240 months’ imprisonment.
All three are being held in the United States Marshal’s custody until they can be transported to a federal prison.