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Man Arrested in Legrand Convenience Store Robbery

December 24, 2011

Legrand, Iowa - At 11:11 on 12/24/2011, Marshall County Deputies were dispatched to the "Good Luck, Inc" convenience store in Legrand, Iowa in reference to a robbery in progress.

Upon their arrival, Marshall County Deputies discovered that shortly after 11:00 am on this date, a lone male individual had entered the store, approached the teller and demanded all the cash that was in the register. Hearing the verbal exchange, a second employee came out from the back of the store and witnessed the robbery occurring. Although no weapon was actually seen, there was a clear indication that the robber was armed. At about this same time, a citizen pulled up outside the front of the building. It appeared that the robber may have become nervous as a result of the additional witnesses. After viewing the citizen pull up outside, he fled the scene on foot without taking any cash.

The building was sealed off and evidence was gathered at the scene. At the same time a notice went out to surrounding jurisdictions of the robbery along with the suspect's description. Officers from the Meskwaki Police Department and Deputies from the Tama County Sheriff's Office came to the area to assist. From evidence gathered at the scene, a suspect was developed.

Further investigation lead to the arrest of Brian Keith Johnson (DOB: 03/22/62) of the Meskwaki Settlement.

Mr. Johnson is being held on the charge of Robbery in the 2nd Degree, a class C Felony. Bond is $10,000.

Marshall County Sheriff Ted G. Kamatchus stated, "This is a perfect example of store employees and citizens keeping their cool, becoming solid witnesses and working with us to get the job done." He went on to say that, "The professional interaction between our staff and the other two agencies helped in bringing this case to a quick positive resolve."

About Marshall County Sheriff's Office
The Marshall County, Iowa Sheriff's Office is lead by Sheriff Ted G. Kamatchus. Sheriff Kamatchus is committed to keeping communities and neighborhoods safe in Marshall County.

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Sheriff Ted G. Kamatchus
Marshall County Sheriff's Office
Fax 641-754-6325

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