UPDATED: Cash Stolen Out Of Gaming Machines Leads To Arrest

Charles City Police cruiser.

Charles City, Iowa – On Sunday at 12:15pm, the Charles City Police Department responded to the Tobacco Outlet, 1908 Clark Street for a report of a theft.

According to the report, a vending machine was broken into and the cash was taken. Property loss was estimated to be close to $1,688.

The Floyd County Sheriff’s office conducted a search warrant in the 500 block of 16th Avenue which resulted in the arrest of 39 year old Daniel Connerley of Charles City who was charged with 2nd degree theft, a Class D felony, ongoing criminal conduct, a Class B felony, 3rd degree theft, aggravated misdemeanor, possession of a controlled substance – 2nd offence, aggravated misdemeanor and possession of drug paraphernalia, a simple misdemeanor.

Connerley allegedly entered local establishments in Colwell, Floyd and Charles City on July 7th, August 11th and August 13th and stole money from the gaming machines.

Connerley appeared before a Floyd County Magistrate Judge on all five charges and was held on a $34,300 cash bond.

Police Chief Hugh Anderson said that the business’s security cameras played a big part in the investigation. He also wanted to thank the Sheriff’s office for assisting in the investigation and the subsequent arrest.

Connerley was also hauled to jail back in early July, charged with 4th degree theft after an investigation into thefts in Colwell, Floyd and Charles City.

He is currently being held in the Floyd County Jail with a preliminary hearing set for Wednesday August 24th.

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Chris was born in Webster City and raised in Charles City. As a young kid, he would always be caught singing along to songs on the radio. He says he's good at karaoke but we think otherwise. ;) In his free time, he enjoys beginning new projects at home and hardly ever finishing them. Chris lives in Charles City with his wife Vicki and a daughter Brynlee.