Roland woman arrested for role in alleged Ames robbery

Grayson Schmidt Special to the Herald
Mikayla Weston

A Roland woman was arrested after allegedly driving a vehicle used in a February north Ames robbery that was originally set up as a drug deal.

Mikayla Faith Weston, 18, was arrested Monday and charged with second-degree robbery and a controlled substance violation.

According to court documents, Weston allegedly used social media to set up a meeting to sell marijuana to the victim in a parking lot of an apartment complex at 1401 North Dakota Ave. Documents show that a witness told police Weston stated that she might rob the victim. When the buyer arrived to purchase the marijuana from Weston, documents allege that he was instructed to get into Weston’s vehicle, where she was sitting in the driver’s seat.

Documents show that the victim was instructed to get into the back seat of the car behind Weston, causing the victim to be trapped in the back seat. Another suspect, later identified as Savon Walker, 23, was reportedly already in the back seat of the vehicle when the victim entered. Walker allegedly pointed a BB gun at the victim and demanded all of his money, resulting in a physical struggle between the two men.

According to court documents, after taking the victim’s wallet, Walker ran from the car and jumped into another vehicle that appeared to be ready and waiting to pick him up.

Documents show that officers found a full bag of marijuana weighing 30 grams under the driver’s seat, and inside the locked glove box was a stack of many small “dime bag” size clear plastic baggies.

Walker was arrested last week and charged with second-degree robbery for his role in the incident. He has a preliminary hearing set for May 8.

Weston has her preliminary hearing set for May 11.