BY CHUCK VANDENBERG
FORT MADISON – Fort Madison police reported Thursday the arrest of two suspects in the armed robbery at Garner’s Oil that took place in January.
As a result of the ongoing investigation by the Fort Madison Police Department two subjects were identified and apprehended.
Noah Gassaway, 20, of Fort Madison, was arrested on charges of 1st-degree robbery, a class B felony punishable by up to 25 years in prison, and two counts of use of a juvenile to commit a crime, a class C felony. Each count faces a penalty of 10 years in prison. He is currently being held at the Lee County Jail on $200,000 bond.
Daymeon Virgil, 17, of Fort Madison has been charged and arrested for 1st-degree robbery, a class B felony punishable by up to 25 years in prison. Virgil is being held on $100,000 bond at the Juvenile Detention Facility.
On Jan. 7, an armed robbery was reported at the Garner Oil Station 2236 Ave. L in Fort Madison. During the robbery an undisclosed amount of cash was taken along with cigars and beer.
Investigators Brent Gibbs, Dave Doyle, and Officers Emily Rairden, and Dakota Worley were all instrumental in working this case with guidance from the North Lee County Prosecutors Office.
“There hard work, dedication and tenacity is testament to the Fort Madison Iowa Police Department,” Police Chief Tim Sittig wrote in release Thursday.