WHITE CITY, Ore. — A White City man was taken into custody in the early hours of Sunday morning after he allegedly threatened a 7-11 employee with a gun after stealing from the store, according to the Jackson County Sheriff's Office.
Deputies responded shortly before 3:30 a.m. to the 7-11 convenience store on Antelope Road for reports of an armed robbery.
According to JCSO, a man walked into the store and was seen stealing items by store employees. As he walked out of the store and toward the parking lot, one of the employees confronted him. The suspect, later identified as 21-year-old Ruben Rivera-Rodriguez, allegedly pulled a "Hi-Point style" 9mm rifle from his backpack and threatened the employee before walking away.
Rivera-Rodriguez had apparently returned to the store just as deputies arrived, and was taken into custody. JCSO said that the rifle and methamphetamine were found in his backpack.
Deputies lodged Rivera-Rodriguez in the Jackson County Jail on a number of charges, including Robbery 1, Robbery 2, Robbery 3, Theft 3, Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Unlawful Carrying or Concealing a Weapon, Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Delivery of Methamphetamine, and Unlawful Possession of less than an ounce of Methamphetamine. Initial bail was set at $265,000.