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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of Iowa

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Cedar Rapids Man Charged with Robbery of Cab Driver

Johnathan Dewayne Mitchell, 38, from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, has been charged with one count of robbery affecting commerce.­ The charge is contained in an Indictment filed today in United States District Court in Cedar Rapids. 

The Indictment alleges that, on or about April 29, 2011, Mitchell obstructed commerce by violently robbing cab driver Catherine “Cathy” Stickley.

If convicted Mitchell faces a possible maximum sentence of twenty years’ imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, a $100 special assessment, and three years of supervised release following any imprisonment.­

Mitchell’s first appearance in federal court in Cedar Rapids for an arraignment has not yet been scheduled.

As with any criminal case, a charge is merely an accusation and a defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Sean R. Berry and Peter E. Deegan, Jr., and was investigated by the Cedar Rapids Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Court file information at https://ecf.iand.uscourts.gov/cgi-bin/login.pl. 

The case file number is 16-CR-29.

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Violent Crime
Updated April 26, 2016