WEBSTER CITY – A couple from Eagle Grove alleged robbed a person at gunpoint after breaking into an apartment and burning their victim with spoons.
On June 15, 2022 the Webster City Police Department took a report of an arrned robbery that had occurred on June 12, 2022 at an apartment located in the 600 block of Second Street in Webster City. According to the victim, two subjects entered an apartment and held the occupants at gun point and demanded money. During the incident, the two subjects assaulted the victim with spoons causing second degree burns. The two subjects reportedly left the apartrnent with an undisclosed amount of money.
Following an investigation into the incident, the two individuals were identified as 44-year-old Kristy Kay Alvarez and 46-year-old Tereso “Terry” Montufar Arenales. Both subjects reside in Eagle Grove, Iowa. On June 17, 2022 a search warrant was executed at 400 SE Second Street in Eagle Grove at the residence shared by Alvarez and Arenales. The search warrant resulted in the seizure of a 9mm handgun and several other items identified by the victim as being used and worn during the incident.
As a result, Kristy Kay Alvarez was charged with Robbery in the First Degree (Class B Felony), False Imprisonment (Serious Misdemeanor), and Assault While Displaying a Dangerous Weapon (Aggravated Misdemmor). Tereso “Terry” Montufar Arenales was charged with Robbery in the First Degree (Class B Felony), False Imprisonment (Serious Misdemeanor), and Assault While Displaying a Dangerous Weapon (Aggravated Misdemeanor). Both subjects were transported to the Hamilton County Jail. A Class B Felony is punishable by imprisonment of up to twenty-five (25) years. A Serious Misdemeanor is punishable by irnprisonrnent of up to one (1),r and a fine of up to 51,875. An Aggravated Misdemeanor is punishable by imprisonment of up to two (2) years and a fine of up to $6,250.
A criminal charge is merely an accusation and all defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty. The Webster City Police Department was assisted by the Hamilton County Attorney’s Office, Eagle Grove Police Department and the Wright County Sheriff’s Office.