Severe Weather Alert Follow Us On Twitter #KCRGWX

Winter Weather Alert Follow Us On Twitter #KCRGWX

Current Alerts

Current Alerts Click to learn more

X Close

Live Scoreboard

Total Yards:
Passing Yards:
Rushing Yards:

Total Yards:
Passing Yards:
Rushing Yards:

Game Highlights

Scoreboard refreshes every five minutes
Click Here for our Friday Night Lights live stream and game chat

Swipe left and right to view more scores

Scores refresh every five minutes. View more scores

Police: Man Reached for Box Cutter During Attempted Robbery

  • Photo
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- A Hiawatha man has been charged with first-degree robbery after he allegedly tried to steal hundreds of dollars worth of merchandise Saturday.

Jeffery W. Middleton, 23, of Cedar Rapids, is accused of trying to leave Sears, 4600 First Ave. NE in Cedar Rapids, without paying for items valued at $600. Store employees intervened and prevented the theft, police said.

Officers were dispatched to the store around 3:2o p.m. Saturday when the incident was reported. According to a criminal complaint, Middleton got into a physical altercation with employees when they tried to stop him. Police said Middleton was reaching for a box cutter knife during the incident.

The store employees had scratches on their faces as a result of the incident, but were not seriously hurt.

Middleton was taken to the Linn County Jail. He was free on bond by Tuesday morning.

Featured Videos