Security Guard Slashed During Robbery, Suspect Arrested (Photo)

December 13, 2019 21:38


A man is facing robbery and assault charges after using a knife during a theft from a fishing and outdoor store in the East Columbia Neighborhood.

On Friday, December 13, 2019 at 2:14p.m., North Precinct Officers were dispatched to a report of a stabbing in the 1100 block of North Hayden Meadows Drive. When they arrived the found a victim, a security guard for a nearby outdoor store, with a serious cut to his forearm. The officers called for medical and the victim was transported to the hospital by ambulance. His injury was determined to be non-life threatening.

Officers learned that another employee was following the suspect. They located him at I-5 at Victory Boulevard where the suspect was arrested. After investigation, officers determined that the security guard confronted a theft suspect outside of the store, where there was a struggle. The suspect produced a knife and cut the victim.

Robbery Detectives responded to assist with the investigation and they booked Aaron E. Deatley, 40, of Vancouver, Washington (photo) on charges Robbery in the First Degree and Assault in the Second Degree.

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