Coralville man charged in several thefts, robberies around Johnson County

Coralville man charged in several thefts, robberies around Johnson County
KCJJ Staff
09/04/18

A Coralville man faces several charges after being connected to multiple criminal incidents in Johnson County.

Police records show Rahshi Woods, 20, of Northland Circle, was booked into the Johnson County Jail about 11 p.m. Monday. He’s charged in several incidents dating back to June 2017, though police had most recently been looking for him in connection to a robbery on Aug. 7.

Arrest records indicate about 5 p.m. that day on 25th Avenue, just south of the Coral Ridge Mall. He and the alleged victim, police say, had met to smoke marijuana when Woods allegedly struck the other person repeatedly, stealing his marijuana. Once the other person had fallen to the ground from the assault, police say Woods and an unidentified female continued to assault the man.

The pair then allegedly took $100 in cash and a cell phone external power block from the victim and left. The other man had to eventually be taken to the hospital for treatment of his injuries from the assault.

Police say Woods had also been wanted for a Feb. 19 robbery at a store in the 100 block of South Dubuque Street in Iowa City. About 10:15 that night, he allegedly demanded money from the store clerk, fleeing with an undisclosed amount of cash.

Woods is also accused of giving a person $1200 in fake money while paying for a pair of iPhone 7 Pluses in April after meeting the other person on 25th Avenue in Coralville. And he also allegedly used multiple stolen debit and credit cards in May to make roughly $2500 in fraudulent purchases, as well as stealing a bike from the North Liberty Rec Center in June 2017.

Woods is now charged with 2nd and 3rd Degree Robbery, 2nd Degree Theft, Theft, and two counts of Unauthorized Use of a Credit Card. In total, he could be sentenced to up to 24 years in prison if convicted on all charges. He had also been wanted for failing to appear in court on a Possession of a Controlled Substance charge and a violation of his probation on a previous charge.