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Man who fired near clerk in hotel, police expected to plead guilty

FARGO-- A Cedar Rapids, Iowa, man shot by police during the robbery of a downtown Fargo hotel last summer is expected to plead guilty in federal court.

FARGO-- A Cedar Rapids, Iowa, man shot by police during the robbery of a downtown Fargo hotel last summer is expected to plead guilty in federal court.

Federal prosecutors say they expect a plea change hearing date to be set soon for Eric Lee Webb, who faces multiple counts of robbery and firearms possession in the June 4 holdup at the Howard Johnson Inn.

Webb, who had an extensive felony criminal history in Iowa at the time, is accused of shooting into the wall behind the desk clerk before firing at pursuing Fargo police officers as he fled with his stolen cash.

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