A Keokuk man was convicted Friday of his role in the armed robbery of a Burlington bar in February.
Noah Scott, 18, was found guilty on two counts of first-degree robbery and one count of conspiracy to commit forcible felony after a four-day trial.
The jury deliberated approximately two hours before reaching the verdict.
Scott was accused of robbing The Outpost Bar and Grill, located at 2505 Mount Pleasant St., just before 1 a.m. on Feb.10.
After an investigation by detectives with the Burlington Police Department, Scott was arrested later that day, along with Samuel-Evon McCoy, 22, a 16-year-old male and 15-year-old female, all from Keokuk.
McCoy was also charged with two counts of first-degree robbery (class B felony) and one count of conspiracy to commit a forcible felony (class C felony).
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The 16-year-old was charged with two counts of first-degree robbery. The 15-year-old was charged with first-degree robbery and conspiracy to commit a forcible felony.
Scott and the 16-year-old were accused of brandishing firearms at a bartender and bar patron, taking a gun belonging to an Outpost employee, as well as a woman's purse and money from the cash register, according to court documents.
The two then allegedly fled in a vehicle registered to the 15-year-old's mother, which was driven by McCoy, the documents state.
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Once the car was stopped, police found firearms, the 15-year-old's purse and identification, and the bar patron's purse inside, according to a criminal complaint.
At the police department, the 15-year-old told detectives that she and her friend, the 16-year-old, met up with Scott and McCoy at the 16-year-old's home in Keokuk, where they spoke about "taking money from someone" and that she agreed to drive them, the complaint states.
The 15-year-old told police she drove as far as Fort Madison, where they stopped to get gas, before McCoy took over the wheel and drove to Burlington.
The two juveniles were later taken to the Lee County Detention Center.
Scott faces a maximum 25 years in prison for each robbery count.
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Sentencing is set for 3 p.m. Nov. 21 at the Des Moines County Courthouse.
The case was prosecuted by Des Moines County Attorney Lisa Schaefer. Scott was represented by Fort Madison attorney Kimberly Auge. Judge Wyatt Peterson presided over the trial.
A pretrial conference for McCoy's case is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Nov.14 and his trial is set to begin at 9 a.m. Nov. 29, both at the Des Moines County Courthouse.
As of Monday, McCoy is being held at the Des Moines County Jail. His bond is set at $125,000 cash-only.
Brad Vidmar covers public safety and education for The Hawk Eye and can be reached via email at BVidmar@gannett.com.
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