Clayton faces felonies in robbery, chase

A man accused of robbing a Coalville convenience store and leading law enforcement on a high-speed chase was ordered held on bond Thursday morning following his initial appearance in Webster County Magistrate Court.

Adarius K. Clayton, 18, of Fort Dodge, had his bond set at $40,000 by Magistrate Steve Kersten.

He is being held in the Webster County Jail.

Clayton has been charged with first-degree robbery, felony eluding, second-degree theft and possession of offensive weapons, all felonies. In addition to those charges, Clayton has also been charged with one count of violation of one-way traffic, two counts of failure to obey a stop sign and one count of manner of conveyance, which means he was carrying a firearm in his car in a way that wasn’t “totally contained in a securely fashioned case,” according to the Iowa Code.

He is accused of robbing the Coalville Stop N Shop, 23930 Boies St., around 2:21 Wednesday afternoon. Armed with a 12-gauge sawed-off shotgun, Clayton got away with an undisclosed amount of money, according to Webster County Sheriff Jim Stubbs.

Clayton fled the scene in a gold 2000 Buick LeSabre, which he allegedly stole from Fort Dodge earlier in the afternoon. Fort Dodge Police were taking the report about the stolen car when the call about the robbery came in.

After being spotted by Sgt. Jayson Heesch, of the Webster County Sheriff’s Department, Clayton failed to pull over and led law enforcement on a chase that continued into Fort Dodge, according to Stubbs.

Clayton was tailed by sheriff’s deputies, the Fort Dodge Police Department and multiple Iowa State Patrol troopers.

Eventually the car crashed into the Corpus Christi Parish Center, 408 N. Eighth St.

Clayton and a passenger, Adranna Trevino, 21, of Fort Dodge, fled on foot, but were apprehended almost immediately.

Trevino hasn’t been charged in connection with the robbery and chase, but she was arrested by Fort Dodge Police on an oustanding warrant.

She also appeared in Magistrate Court Thursday morning, charged with probation violation and failing to appear for an arraignment.

Kersten told Trevino Thursday that her bond had been set at $8,000 and the cases would be sent to Webster County District Court for scheduling.

Clayton had his preliminary hearing scheduled for Nov. 8. Kersten also issued a no-contact order between Clayton and the Coalville Stop N Shop.