Muscatine County Attorney Alan R. Ostergren announced today, November 20, 2014, that charges have been filed in connection with a robbery on November 19, 2014. Detectives with the Muscatine Police Department today arrested WILLIAM LEE HARTMAN, DOB: 7/10/1979 without incident. HARTMAN has been charged with Robbery in the First Degree and Using a Juvenile to Commit a Public Offense. The charges are punishable by a total sentence of not to exceed 35 years.
The criminal complaints allege that HARTMAN committed a theft in the 200 block of Walnut Street at approximately 1:30 a.m. on November 19, 2014, by assaulting the victim. The complaints further allege that HARTMAN used a juvenile accomplice to commit the offense and that a knife was displayed and the victim was threatened with being killed.
HARTMAN will be held without bond in the Muscatine County Jail pending initial appearance tomorrow morning.
The criminal charges set forth above are merely accusations. The defendant enjoys the presumption of innocence in the criminal justice system.