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Four people face multiple charges after robbery in Independence

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Four people now face multiple charges after a robbery and assault in Independence. It happened just after 11 a.m. back on February 11th.

The Independence Police Department said the victim reported three people, two males and one female, entered his home in the 400 block of 6th Avenue Northwest and confronted him.

The victim reported he was struck on the side of the head by the female with a carpenter hammer. He fell to the floor and said he was held down by one of the males. The victim told police his roommate's rifle was pointed at him and was stolen from the scene.

The Independence Police Department said a small amount of marijuana was found at the scene and seized.

During the investigation, Independence worked with the New Hampton Police Department and the Chickasaw County Sheriff's Office.

Officers arrested 18-year-old Ethan Walztoni of Independence, 18-year-old Seth Holschlag of New Hampton, 18-year-old Nathan Rosonke of New Hampton, and 17-year-old Madison Clay of Alta Vista.

Walztoni and Holschlag were initially arrested and warrants were issued for Rosonke and Clay.

Rosonke and Clay turned themselves in to the Buchanan County Jail on Friday, February 21st.

All four are charged with 1st degree robbery, 1st degree burglary, assault while participating in a felony, intimidation with a dangerous weapon, and going armed with intent.

Police said the rifle and other narcotic-related items taken from the scene haven't been recovered. Police believe they were discarded by the suspects.

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