MUSCATINE, Iowa (KWQC) - UPDATE: Earl Nathanual Wooten, IV, 25 of Muscatine pleaded guilty to theft in the first degree, theft in the second degree, two counts of theft in the third degree, and criminal mischief in the fourth degree.
An investigation by the Muscatine Police Department and Muscatine County Sheriff's Office revealed that Wooten smashed a display case at the Muscatine WalMart where he took several pellet guns, then traveled to the Kum & Go store on Park Avenue in Muscatine where he brandished one of the pellet guns at a clerk. Wooten took cash from the register and escaped on foot.
Further investigation showed that Wooten was in possession of a stolen motor vehicle throughout the incident.
He will be sentenced September 28, 2018 at 9:15 a.m.
ORIGINAL: A 25-year-old male is in custody after Muscatine officers responded to a reported robbery.
On Wednesday, March 7 just before 8 p.m. officers arrived at the Kum and Go convenience store located at 1429 Park Ave. in Muscatine. During an investigation, the identity of the suspect was established.
At 8:39 p.m. a Muscatine County Deputy and K-9 located the suspect in the 500 block of West 5th Street. 25-year-old Earl Nathanual Wooten was arrested for the alleged robbery along with charges from an earlier alleged theft.
Anyone with information related to the investigation of this incident is asked to contact Lt. Anthony Kies at 563-263-9922, ext. 608.
The individual listed above is considered innocent of any crimes until proven otherwise by a court of law.