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Two men charged with robbing Cedar Rapids man at knifepoint

Marcus Duke and Reginald Butler
Marcus Duke and Reginald Butler

CEDAR RAPIDS — Two Cedar Rapids men have been charged with robbing another man at knifepoint.

According to Cedar Rapids police complaints, on Dec. 22, Marcus Duke, 42, and Reginald Butler, 45, entered a man’s room in the 500 block of Seventh Ave. SW. Brandishing a knife, the two men demanded items from the victim.

According to police, Butler also had in his possession a stun gun flashlight, while Duke had marijuana with him.

Both men have been charged with first-degree robbery, a Class B felony.

Butler also faces an aggravated misdemeanor for carrying weapons and Duke is charged with a serious misdemeanor for possession of a controlled substance.

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