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Five males arrested after armed robbery at Northern Iowa park



This news story was published on July 21, 2020.
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WEST UNION – Five males were arrested after an armed robbery at a Northern Iowa park.

After a month-long investigation, the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office made five arrests. On June 19, 2020 the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office received a report of an armed robbery that happened at Echo Valley Park just east of West Union earlier that evening. Upon further investigation, it was determined that the 5 individuals allegedly held a car with passengers at gun point demanding money. During two search warrants some BB guns that appeared as firearms were seized in West Union. The Sheriff’s Office arrested three Juveniles and two adults and charged them all with First Degree Armed Robbery, a class B felony. The 15 year old juvenile was referred to Juvenile Court Services.

1. Michael Nelson Root, age 19 of Castalia
2. Drake James Thompson, age 18 of West Union
3. Tayton Andrew Messler, age 16 of Hawkeye
4. Jerome John Sargent, age 17 of Fayette
5. 15-year-old Male juvenile

Under state law a person who is 16 years old and older who is charged with a forcible felony can be charged as an adult. If convicted a Class B Felony can be punishable up to 25 years in

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5 Responses to Five males arrested after armed robbery at Northern Iowa park

  1. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 23, 2020 at 9:41 pm

    Hang them by there nuts

  2. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 22, 2020 at 7:14 am

    Lock them up and throw away the key!

  3. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 22, 2020 at 6:12 am

    TNB

  4. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 22, 2020 at 6:09 am

    3 more GET THEM before they burn down somthing!!!!!°then throw there ass in prison far far away!!

    Get them before they burn something down!!!

  5. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 22, 2020 at 1:14 am

    Suppose the neck tat was a dead giveaway.