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Arrest made in 7-Eleven armed robbery

McMinnville man taken into custody

Robert Joshua Chaffin
Robert Joshua Chaffin

Dec 11, 2013


News-Register Staff

McMinnville police arrested Robert Joshua Chaffin, 23, of McMinnville about 6 p.m. Wednesday in connection with the knifepoint robbery of the 7-Eleven store in the early morning hours.

Chaffin, whose address is listed as Northeast Ninth and Davis streets, was charged with one count each of first-degree robbery, menacing and unlawful use of a weapon. He was also in violation of multiple probation violations and a post-prison supervision violation. He was lodged in the Yamhill County Jail without bail. He will tenatively be arraigned at 1:20 p.m. Thursday in circuit court.

Capt Matt Scales gave this account of the robbery:

At about 12:30 a.m. Wednesday, an adult male, allegedly Chaffin, entered the store located at 901 S.E. Baker St., across from the Linfield College campus. He confronted the clerk and demanded money. The clerk complied and he fled on foot.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call sergeants Dwayne Willis or Sgt. Cully Desmond at 503-434-7307.

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