Redd found guilty in Hardees robbery incident

Jury deliberates just 30 minutes before returning guilty verdict


On June 20, 2024, Shaukim Uriah Redd, 31, of Fort Madison was found guilty of Robbery in the 1st Degree, a Class B Felony, and Assault while participating in a Felony, a Class D Felony, by a jury of his peers. Robbery in the 1st Degree carries a sentence of up to 25 years within the Iowa Department of Corrections with a mandatory minimum of 50-70% of the sentence that must be served prior to parole eligibility. Assault while participating in a Felony carries a sentence of up to 5 years within the Iowa Department of Corrections. Sentencing will be held on August 16, 2024.
These charges stemmed from a robbery and assault that took place at the Fort Madison Hardee’s location on November 7, 2023. A male entered the store between 7:45 pm and 8:00 pm. His faced was covered with a cinched black hooded sweatshirt to conceal his identity. He hopped the counter, armed with a knife and began demanding the cashier open the cash drawer. The cashier was unable to comply and prior to fleeing the scene the man punched the shift manager in the face resulting in significant injuries. He cut his hand when he punched her and left a trail of blood leading out the west door. Fort Madison Police Department officers arrived on scene and secured the scene. Witnesses were interviewed, video of the robbery was obtained, and the blood was collected and sent to the DCI criminalistic laboratory in Ankeny. The DNA from the blood collected matched that of Shaukim Uriah Redd. Upon Redd’s arrest officers seized shoes he was wearing which matched the tread pattern left from a footprint on the counter at Hardee’s. A black hoodie consistent with that worn by the perpetrator was also found, and Redd had a fresh scar on his left middle knuckle.
After two and a half days of evidence the jury heard closing and returned guilty verdicts as charged to both counts after approximately 30 minutes of deliberation.
The Fort Madison Police Department was the responding agency and led the investigation on the case. This matter was prosecuted by the Lee County Attorney. Redd will remain in custody at the Lee County Correctional Center pending sentencing.

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