Armed robber in Brentwood-Darlington tracked down by citizens
It was troubling enough for the employees when a man, brandishing a sawed-off shotgun, walked into Stonewalls Market, on S.E. 72nd Avenue just north of Flavel Drive at 6:26 p.m. on January 25, and announced he was there to hold up the market.
After grabbing a bag of cash and heading out the door of the Brentwood-Darlington neighborhood store, when the armed robber noticed a witness following him, fired the shotgun at that individual, and then ran off. Fortunately, he missed.
"The witness was not struck by the gunfire," confirmed Portland Police Public Information Officer Sgt. Chris Burley. "But other witnesses also followed the suspect, directing officers to head west; and, in the area of S.E. 69th Avenue, just north of Flavel Street, officers found a man who matched the suspect's description. At first, he didn't comply with the officers' directions, but they continued to speak with him, and he was eventually taken into custody without incident."
Strengthening the arresting officers' conviction that they had the right man, they found and seized a sawed-off shotgun in the belongings he carried.
Later that evening, 31-year-old Bobby Allen Spackman was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center (MCDC) at 11:07 p.m. on a charge of Robbery in the First Degree.
At his arraignment the following day, Spackman learned from a Multnomah County Court judge that he'll face three additional Felonies to the Robbery charge – including Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Felon in Possession of a Weapon, and Possession of an Unlawful Weapon.
Spackman is still in Inverness Jail, in lieu of combined bail of $280,000.