Alleged Accomplice Arrested In Iowa City Tire Store Burglary

By Lee Hermiston, Reporter

Iowa City police have arrested the alleged accomplice of a man accused of burglarizing his former employer.

Earlier this week, police accused 33-year-old Robert D. Juhl of three counts of second-degree burglary for allegedly breaking into Iowa City Tire, 410 Kirkwood Ave., on three occasions in April. Police said Juhl stole used tires from the store by entering an unlocked storeroom door during business hours while employees and customers were present. Juhl allegedly sold some of the tires he is accused of taking.

According to police, Juhl did not act alone. On Thursday, police arrested 32-year-old Trisha M. Stokes of Iowa City.

Police said Stokes drove Juhl to Iowa City Tire for each of the three burglaries and opened the back door of the vehicle so he could load up the stolen tires. On one occasion, police said Stokes appeared to warn Juhl about the presence of an Iowa City Tire employee who was driving by.

Stokes faces three counts of second-degree burglary. The Class C felony carries a potential 10 year prison sentence.

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