Third person wanted for credit union robbery sentenced to Scott County Jail | Local crime and courts
A third person wanted in connection with Thursday’s armed robbery of the Gas and Electric Credit Union in Rock Island is in custody.
Theus Malik Randolph, 21, was incarcerated in Scott County Jail at 12:20 a.m. Saturday on an interstate warrant for theft from the credit union and for violating his probation in Scott County, along with new second-degree charges in Scott County. criminal mischief, third degree burglary and interference with official acts causing bodily harm. He was also wanted on a warrant for failing to appear on a domestic assault charge in Scott County.
Randolph is on probation in Scott County until July 22, according to electronic records from the Iowa Department of Corrections.
On May 27, 2021, Randolph pleaded guilty in a hearing in Scott County District Court to one count of Domestic Violence – Second Offense and Third Degree Criminal Mischief, according to District Court Electronic Records. . Both charges are aggravated misdemeanors under Iowa law that carry a two-year prison sentence.
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Randolph was being held Saturday night at Scott County Jail on $250,000 cash-only bond for the Rock Island robbery charge, $2,100 cash-only for his probation violation and failure to appear on the domestic charge, and $7,000 cash or bond on the burglary and interference charge.
On July 22, 2021, Scott County District Judge Mark Fowler sentenced Randolph to one year of supervised probation. However, Randolph violated his probation, and on November 18, District Judge Marlita Greve issued a warrant for his arrest. Randolph has been on the run ever since.
Rock Island police said Randolph, who lived in Galesburg, Illinois, Dantonis TayJohn Lewis Fair, 19, of Davenport, and Alexis Merchant, 20, of Coal Valley, conspired to rob the Gas and Electric CreditUnion.
Two masked individuals, one armed with a handgun, robbed the Credit Union, 2300 4th Ave., at approximately 1:47 p.m. Thursday. Rock Island Police traced the three to an address in the 600 block of East 6th Street in Davenport.
Merchant and Fair were taken into custody on Thursday.
Merchant waived extradition to Illinois. In a first appearance Friday in Rock Island County Circuit Court, his bond was set at $75,000, 10%, by Associate Circuit Judge Richard Zimmer, and he scheduled a preliminary hearing on the charges. April 26.
Armed robbery in Illinois is a Class X felony punishable by six to 30 years in prison.
Fair was released from an Iowa jail in January and is on parole in Scott County until June 5, 2024, on a first-degree robbery conviction, Department of Corrections electronic records show. from Iowa.
Fair continues to be held at the Scott County Jail on the Rock Island Robbery Charge, as well as Scott County Criminal Charges in Possession of a Firearm and Interfering with Official Proceedings at using a firearm. Each of the charges is a Class D felony under Iowa law punishable by up to five years in prison.
Fair is also being held in Scott County for violating the terms of his release. In that case, Fair was one of three people charged with attacking someone with pepper spray and beating them in order to steal their cell phone. The attack happened at 1:06 a.m. on August 25, 2019, behind Fillmore Elementary School in Davenport.
According to Scott County District Court electronic records, Fair was charged with first-degree robbery in the case, but agreed to a deal and pleaded guilty to charges of first-degree robbery and willful bodily harm. bodily harm at a hearing on January 8, 2020.
First-degree robbery is a Class C felony under Iowa law punishable by up to 10 years in prison, while the charge of willful injury is an aggravated misdemeanor punishable by jail time two years.
On February 19, 2020, District Judge Stuart Werling sentenced Fair to 10 years in prison for theft and a concurrent two-year sentence for willful injury.
Fair was released from the Iowa Department of Corrections on January 11 and placed in a work release.
The fair was being held Saturday night in the Scott County Jail with $250,000 cash or bail bond for the Rock Island theft charge, $10,000 cash-only bail for violating the terms of his leave from work, and without firearms bail and interference charges.