Following the robbery of the Kum & Go store on Sunday, May 14, an investigation was initiated, which culminated in the execution of a search warrant in Zearing. Evidence was recovered and Samual Alexander Blatcher of Zearing was arrested.


The following charges were filed:


• Robbery in the First Degree - Class B Felony


• three counts of Forgery-Fraud Lottery Tickets - Class D Felony


The investigation continues and additional charges may be filed.


This investigation and arrest is credited to the Story County Sheriff’s Office, the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office, Marshalltown Police Department, the Story County Attorney’s Office, the Iowa Lottery and the Nevada Public Safety Department.


Blatcher is being held in the Story County Jail on no bond.