GRANTS PASS, Ore. — A man is now in police custody for the knife-point robbery of a Baskin Robbins in Grants Pass on Saturday, according to the Grants Pass Department of Public Safety (GPDPS).
After the robbery at 300 Union Ave, officers arrived quickly but did not find the suspect. After that, they called in the detectives.
The suspect was described as a white adult male between the ages of 20 and 25.
"At the time of the robbery he brandished a knife and threatened employees. An undisclosed amount of money was taken during the robbery. The suspect was last see fleeing the business on foot," GPDPS said.
After some investigation, detectives developed a suspect, later identified as 28-year-old Mikel Ian Fleming. Officers later converged on Westholm and SW K Streets, but as they approached a house in the area, the suspect was seen to flee on foot — "jumping fences" into neighboring yards to get away.
"Grants Pass DPS K9 units were in the area conducting weekly training and responded to assist with tracking the suspect," GPDPS said.
As officers created a perimeter around the area, the K9 units started closing in. They eventually found Fleming hiding next to a vacant house.
GPDPS said that Fleming gave up and was taken into custody without further incident. He has been charged with Robbery in the First Degree, Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Menacing, and Theft in the Second Degree.
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