As part of the investigation into the robbery reported on Aug. 23, 2022, Iowa City Police conducted a traffic stop in Iowa City around 12:35 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 24. Inside the vehicle were Clarence L. Jackson, 28, of North Liberty; and Michael E. Preslicka, 29, of Iowa City; the Kum & Go employee who reported being robbed.

Police believe Jackson and Preslicka conspired to stage the Kum & Go robbery. As a result of the investigation, Jackson and Preslicka have been arrested and face the following charges:

Clarence L. Jackson

Michael E. Preslicka

A criminal charge is merely an accusation, and the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty. Additional charges are possible. No further information is available at this time.

Original press release from Aug. 23:

At 1:12 a.m., Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2022, Iowa City Police responded to Kum & Go, 955 Mormon Trek Blvd., for a report of a robbery. Witnesses reported the suspect threatened to shoot the store clerk, but did not display a firearm. The suspect then fled the store with an undisclosed amount of cash.

How you can help:

This incident is being actively investigated by the Iowa City Police Department and we are asking the public for assistance. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Iowa City Police Department at 319-356-5275. In addition, anyone in that area with security cameras is asked to review their recordings and contact the Iowa City Police Department with any potential footage or information about this incident.

Iowa City Area Crime Stoppers is also offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information about this incident that leads to an arrest. Crime Stoppers tips can be submitted via the P3 Tips app, online at, or by phone at 319-358-TIPS (8477). All tips and calls are held in strict confidence and anonymity is guaranteed. Individuals providing information are not required to reveal their identity to collect a reward.

Date of publication

Thursday, August 25, 2022