Four St. Paul, Minn., men who made initial appearances Friday morning for aiding and abetting fourth-degree theft were back in court Saturday morning facing more serious charges.
Jonathin J. Hall, 20; Sir Jonathan L. Barnes, 22; Calvin J. Clark, 20; and Quintin Dean Morrison, 20, are each charged with second-degree robbery.
The charges stem from a Thursday evening incident at Iowa Central Community College. According to the complaints, the four are alleged to have to stolen the cash box from the Tritons basketball home game.
According to a Fort Dodge Police Department release, the incident happened about 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Three of the suspects fled the scene into a wooded area north of the campus. One was arrested hiding in a vehicle in the 500 block of F Street, another on U.S. Highway 169 and one near the 100 block of Avenue H. A fourth was detained on campus.
The suspects are also alleged to have assaulted a male student who was tending the cash box at the game. He did not request medical attention.
Magistrate Steve Kersten set bail for each of the defendants at $10,000. They are each scheduled for an preliminary hearing and bond review on Friday.
Second-degree robbery is a Class C felony that carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and/or a $10,000 fine.
The suspects are being held in the Webster County Jail.