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Cedar Rapids man arrested in KFC robbery, wanted in Tennessee on assault charge
CEDAR RAPIDS — A Cedar Rapids man, wanted on assault charges in Tennessee, was arrested Friday in Cedar Rapids after police say he robbed the Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant on Edgewood Road SW.
Patrick Wilson, 35, was arrested on charges of first-degree robbery, going armed with intent, use of a dangerous weapon in the commission of a crime and felon in possession of a firearm, according to a Cedar Rapids police news release.
Court papers indicated there is an outstanding warrant for Wilson’s arrest on an aggravated assault charge from Shelby County, Tenn.
In Cedar Rapids, police were called to the KFC, 1334 Edgewood Rd. SW, at 8:26 p.m. Thursday for a report of an armed robbery. No one was injured, and witnesses said the robber left on foot with cash.
An investigation led to Wilson’s arrest, the police new release said. Wilson is being held in the Linn County Jail on a $50,000 cash-only bond.
Editor’s note: In an earlier version of this article, The Gazette erroneously reported that Wilson was wanted in Tennessee for first-degree murder and attempted second-degree murder. The Linn County Attorney’s Office had incorrect information when it filed a criminal complaint for extradition stating that Wilson was wanted on the murder charges, according to Linn County Attorney Nick Maybanks. The attorney’s office will be amending the complaint.
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