OELWEIN – A Center Point man has been arrested for allegedly robbing a person in Oelwein at gunpoint in February.
Police said Mason Riley Mally, 18, arranged a sale over the Snapchat social media platform and then traveled to Oelwein on Feb. 23 to meet the buyer. The buyer took a seat in Mally’s vehicle, and Mally drove three blocks away, pulled out a revolver and demanded the money.
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When the victim attempted to flee, Mally trapped him by reclining the vehicle’s seat and took $1,500 in cash, according to court records. He then told the victim to get out of the vehicle and drove away.
Oelwein police obtained a warrant for Mally’s arrest on March 1. Linn County authorities arrested Mally on Friday for first-degree robbery, second-degree kidnapping and going armed. He was taken to the Fayette County Jail with bond set at $50,000.