Man Charged In Coralville Armed Robbery At Apartment Building

(Coralville, IA) -- A man's facing robbery charges in Coralville, after police say he ordered two people back into their apartment (2551 Holiday Road) at gunpoint around 11:30 a.m. today (Monday). The victims told police the suspect stole their cell phones.

The first officer to arrive saw the suspect running northeast of the scene, prompting the area school and businesses to be notified of the situation.

Approximately ten minutes later, police arrested 21-year-old Jovon Ellis, after a short foot chase. The stolen cell phones and a CO2 pistol were recovered nearby.

Ellis was taken to the Johnson County jail, where he is awaiting an initial appearance on a complaint of Robbery 1st Degree, a B-Felony.

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