A Davenport parolee was arrested Tuesday afternoon in connection with an armed robbery at a Mount Joy gas station Monday.
Seith William Keith, 30, last known address in the 400 block of West 4th Street, was booked into the Scott County Jail at 4:05 p.m. on charges of first-degree robbery, a Class B punishable by up to 25 years in prison, and assault while displaying a dangerous weapon, an aggravated misdemeanor.
He also is charged with two counts of failure to register as a sex offender-second or subsequent offense, a Class D felony punishable by up to five years in prison.
He is expected to make an initial appearance on the charges Wednesday morning.
According to arrest affidavits released Tuesday night by the Scott County Sheriff’s Office:
At 8:50 p.m. Monday, Keith walked into the Mt. Joy Amoco BP, displayed a knife and assaulted the clerk by pushing, hitting and cutting her arm. The injury to the clerk’s arm required stitches.
He then tried to open the register but was unable to and fled the store. Surveillance video showed Keith’s face, which was positively identified by law enforcement.
He is on parole and has a GPS ankle device that placed him at the gas station during the robbery.
Keith was arrested at 1:34 p.m. during a traffic stop at East Locust and Iowa streets in Davenport.
He admitted to law enforcement that he went to the store, displayed the knife and pushed the clerk to the ground and scuffled with her.
Keith also admitted that he intended to take money and that he fled in the same vehicle he was arrested in.
An officer who checked with Keith’s parole officer reported that he had been terminated from his job in September and did not report that information within five business days, which he is required to do under the Iowa Sex Offender Registry.
Keith admitted that he had not worked at his former workplace for a few months, but said he reported the information.
He has prior convictions for registry violations in 2008, 2010, and 2012, according to the affidavits.
Court records show that Keith pleaded guilty as a youthful offender to third-degree sexual abuse and false imprisonment, a misdemeanor, in 2002. His youthful offender status was discharged in 2005.
In January 2013, he was sentenced to up to 10 years in prison on two counts of delivery of a controlled substance and a concurrent sentence of up to five years in prison on a third-degree burglary charge.
The sentences were ordered to run concurrent to a sentence of up to five years in prison imposed in October 2012 after a judge ruled that he violated his probation for a sex offender registry violation charge, court records show.
He was released from prison in April, according to Iowa Department of Corrections online records. His parole is slated to be discharged in December, according to the IDOC website.