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Posted on: August 5, 2019

Police Make an Arrest in Early Morning Armed Robbery

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AUTHORITY: Captain Brian Batterson


On August 5, 2019, at approximately 4:00 am, an employee of Zamora Fresh Market (4 E. Main St) reported he was robbed at gunpoint and his vehicle was stolen. 

A short time later, police located the victim’s vehicle near the intersection of 6th Street and Jerome Street. 

An officer on patrol remember seeing a vehicle in the area shortly before the robbery and using Crime Stopper video surveillance cameras in the area, police were able to identify a suspect.  The suspect, Samuel Patrick Williams-age 30, was taken into custody a short time later on an unrelated warrant. A search warrant was served at Williams’s residence and on his vehicle where possible evidence was recovered.  

Williams was interviewed at the police department after which he was arrested for Robbery 1st degree. Williams was transported to the Marshall County Jail to await his initial appearance. 

Robbery 1st degree is a class B felony.


If anyone has information concerning this incident, please contact the Marshalltown Police Department at (641) 754-5725 or Tips may be submitted by calling (641) 753-1234, via text by texting the word “marshall” followed by the tip to CRIMES (274637), or online at  All tips are completely anonymous and could earn a reward of up to $1,000 if the tip results in an arrest.

For more information, please contact Captain Brian Batterson by calling 641.754.5733 or via email at

**A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.**

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