TAMA – A federal grand jury has returned an indictment against a Traer man accused of using a shotgun to rob a man in a casino parking lot in March.

The indictment, filed Thursday in U.S. District Court in Cedar Rapids, alleges Harold Ray Amos, 39, of possessed a 12-gauge Mossberg shotgun and 12 shells despite convictions for domestic violence and manufacturing meth in Kentucky in 2012 and 2011.

Amos is on parole for the meth lab charge and is in Iowa under an interstate compact agreement with Kentucky authorities.

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Authorities said Amos pointed a shotgun at a man in the parking lot of the Meskwaki Casino on March 14 and took $440 from him. Police found a sawed-off shotgun in his truck, according to court records.

Amos is also facing robbery, assault, intimidation and extortion charges in state court. On Thursday, state prosecutors dropped a weapons charge because of the federal prosecution.

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