Three arrested in connection with Redmond Circle K stabbing
On Saturday, March 27, patrol officers and detectives from the Redmond Police Department successfully arrested three of the individuals, including a Madras woman, suspected of a robbery that occurred earlier in the day. The arrests came after the suspect vehicle was initially found in the Redmond Walmart parking lot.
According to a Redmond Police Department news release, at approximately 3:30 a.m. on Saturday, officers from the Redmond Police Department responded to Chevron Circle K, 2005 South Highway 97, Redmond, for a reported robbery where an employee had been stabbed.
An initial investigation determined three suspects wearing masks came into the business shortly before 3:30 a.m. The suspects confronted the female employee and attempted to gain access to the cash register, where the victim was stabbed multiple times by one of the suspects. All three suspects left the area in an unknown vehicle.
The victim, a 27-year-old female Redmond area resident, was transported to St. Charles Redmond with serious injuries.
At approximately 9:35 p.m. on March 27, 911 dispatch received a call stating the robbery suspect vehicle was at the Redmond Walmart. A Redmond officer was in the area and quickly located the car. The car sped away from Walmart and a pursuit began.
Redmond officers deployed Stop Sticks, which caused the vehicle's tires to slowly deflate. The car continued south on Highway 97, leaving the city limits, before turning west onto SW Tomahawk Avenue. The car became disabled in a field, allowing officers and Deschutes County Sheriff's Office deputies, along with Oregon State Police Troopers, to detain and ultimately arrest three people. No one was injured, and no force was used.
Abraham Sandoval Ruiz, a 24-year-old male Central Oregon area resident, was arrested and charged with first-degree robbery, first-degree assault, unlawful use of a weapon, attempt to elude a police officer (felony), attempt to elude a police officer (misdemeanor), menacing, first-degree criminal mischief, and reckless driving. Ruiz also had an outstanding warrant for a parole violation for an original charge of robbery and weapon use.
Brandon Petri, a 21-year-old male Bend area resident, was arrested and charged with first-degree robbery, first-degree assault, third-degree theft, and a parole violation.
Meahgan Webb, a 31-year-old female Madras resident, was arrested and charged with first-degree robbery and first-degree assault.
The Redmond Police Department is continuing to investigate this incident. Officers and detectives still desire to speak to any business in the area of Chevron Circle K on South Highway 97 in Redmond who may have video of this incident or any person who may know what happened.
The employee assaulted in the robbery is recovering and doing well at St. Charles Bend, the news release stated.
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