West Concord man charged in robbery, assault

Published 7:46 am Friday, October 13, 2017

Tyler Bill Stroud, 29, of West Concord, was charged Wednesday in Mower County District Court with felony first-degree aggravated robbery, felony simple robbery and misdemeanor fifth-degree assault.

Tyler Bill Stroud, 29

According to the court complaint, two Mower County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a woman’s call about  an assault and possible theft at 8:28 a.m. on Monday in Adams. The dispatcher said two men could be heard yelling in the background of the call. In a second call, an alleged witness said a man, Stroud, was pacing around a  white Dodge Durango with people inside at the intersection of Fourth Street Southwest and Carr Street Southwest.

A deputy arrived at the scene and removed a knife from Stroud’s person. He then spoke to the man in the driver’s seat, who said he and his girlfriend were giving Stroud a ride to Adams to pick up a motorcycle at the request of their roommate.

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The ride was uneventful until they reached the Adams city limits, at which point Stroud said he was going to take the Dodge. Stroud ordered the man to pull over and get out, but he refused, so Stroud put him in a headlock and began punching him.

The deputy observed several red injuries on the man’s face.

The driver said he pulled the car over and Stroud took the keys from the ignition and got out. The driver then locked Stroud out. Stroud was trying to get back in when the deputy arrived.

A second deputy tried to talk to Stroud, but Stroud refused to give any information other than he was getting a ride to Adams to pick up a motorcycle. He spoke to the female passenger, who confirmed the driver’s story.

The deputies spoke to the witness, who said he pulled up behind the Dodge and saw Stroud standing outside the driver side door. He heard the woman inside screaming and he asked Stroud if they were “OK” to which Stroud answered “fine.”

Stroud has prior convictions on three felony drug charges, a felony charge for receiving stolen property, and a felony domestic assault charge.

Stroud is scheduled to appear in court again on Oct. 19.