MEDFORD, Ore. — A third suspect has been arrested in the armed robbery of Stewart Market on Saturday. Cole Alexander Ziegler, 19, was arrested Tuesday evening at his residence in the 200 block of Haven Street, he was taken into custody without incident. Medford Police say they believe Ziegler actively participated in the planning and execution of the robbery. He is lodged in the Jackson County Jail on charges of Robbery and Conspiracy to Commit Robbery and his bail is set at $2,010, 000.
On Saturday, Jan. 4th, around 8:00 p.m., Medford Police officers responded to a 911 call made by the owner of Stewart Market located on the corner of Stewart Ave. and Lozier Lane. The 61 year old store owner told police that a male came in the store wearing a “Bill Clinton” mask. The suspect came toward the victim, pointed a handgun and demanded cash. But, he suddenly took back his decision, and fled the store without obtaining any money.
Medford Police began searching for the suspects near Lozier Lane. They found one of the suspects, David Ayala, 18 years old. After interviewing Ayala and other witnesses, officers began checking the area and located a replica handgun, a “Bill Clinton” mask, and other evidence at the Lozier Lane Baptist Church. The investigation led officers to the 400 block of Fairmount Street where Police arrested Andrew Baugh, 19 years old, who is believed to be the actual robber who displayed the fake gun.
All three suspects are now in the Jackson County Jail on charges of Robbery and Conspiracy to Commit Robbery. Ayala and Baugh’s bail is set at $1,010,000.