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Suspect arrested in early morning robbery

Team Radio Marketing Group - January 23, 2017 9:55 am

The Communications Center received a call from the clerk at Stop N Go at 2911 North Union about 6:40 a..m. Monday.

A male with his face covered and wearing a grey hoodie, black gloves and jeans, who was armed with a knife, robbed the store. Several officers responded to the area.

A witness at the store saw the robbery suspect pulling out onto Union Street, followed him to a residence in the 4200 block of North Union and alerted police. The suspect’s vehicle was discovered stuck in the mud behind a residence.

Officers had the vehicle towed from the scene and secured to obtain a search warrant. A ground search in the area of Hubbard and Union began.

Kay County deputies along with an Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper and a Kaw Nation officer assisted Ponca City officers, along with Ponca City’s K-9 Blitz.

The suspect, 20-year-old Paul Christian Slavens, of Tonkawa, was taken into custody. Slavens refused treatment for dog bites he received when he failed to comply with officers’ orders.

The investigation is continuing. Police believe Slavens may also be connected to recent robberies at the Stop N Go located at 501 West Highland and the On Cue Convenience Store located at 1613 West South Avenue.

 

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