By Lisa Pett
A Cedar Rapids, IA man was returned to Stevens Point to face charges for an armed robbery in 2012.
Christopher Green, 33, was arrested in Iowa by U.S. Marshals on March 17. According to a press release issued by the U.S. Marshals Service, Stevens Point Police Department requested the assistance of their Northern Iowa Fugitive Task Force in their search for Green. He was then extradited to Portage County where he initially appeared in court on March 30.
According to the criminal complaint, Green was identified as a suspect in the armed robbery and beating of three men at a Clark Street home on March 19, 2012.
The report alleges that Green, along with Tristan Carter, and another suspect, entered the home where the three male victims were guests, then beat and robbed them and fled the scene in a green van.
Two of the victims sustained serious injuries and were treated at St. Michael’s Hospital.
Detectives from the SPPD gathered information from the witness and victims’ statements and subsequently arrested Carter. Carter was later prosecuted and eventually pleaded no contest to two counts of armed robbery and one count of battery. In November of 2012 he was sentenced to seven and a half years in prison.
Two women were also prosecuted and convicted of misdemeanor offenses relating to the incident. Amanda Johnson, 30, of Nekoosa, and Samantha Smith, 30, were both convicted of misdemeanor counts of theft, battery, trespassing, and being a party to a crime in 2014.
Green was issued a $50,000 cash bond on March 30 and he remains in the Portage County Jail. His next scheduled court appearance is April 27.