A Boardman robbery suspect and two companions were arrested early on Saturday by Stanfield police.
According to the department in a social media statement, the three attempted to escape, but the “futile attempt to avoid capture was short-lived,” and soon they were in the Umatilla County Jail, Pendleton.
The robbery happened at about 2 a.m. at the Sinclair Station, 100 Main St., Boardman, when an African-American man dressed in black stole money and cigarettes from the store. Witnesses also reported to the Morrow County law enforcement that the man was armed and took off in a white Ford Excursion with small tires.
Stanfield officer Cody Marcum detected the vehicle, which led to the arrest of Deng Peter Makuey, 25, of Vancouver, Washington, along with Stacie McKoin Cadriel, 34, and Seth L. Williams, 28. Williams was arrested by police on a warrant and Cadriel for cocaine possession, according to jail records.
Makuey faces charges of first-degree robbery, first-degree theft and three counts each of unlawful use of a weapon and menacing. Court documents reveal the weapons and menacing charges are for Makuey using a gun to threaten three people.