Nearly two years after the armed robbery of a Boise convenience store, police in Baker City, Ore. arrested Jonathon L. Whitlow, 24, earlier this month.
Whitlow was brought back to Boise on Wednesday. He is in the Ada County Jail on a $250,000 bond for the 2013 robbery. Whitlow, of Baker City, Ore., is charged with felony counts of robbery and the use of a firearm in the commission of a felony. He is set for a preliminary hearing on Oct. 21.
Deputies began their investigation on Dec. 4, 2013 after a man wearing a gray cloth over the bottom of his face walked into the Maverik store at 3080 S. Five Mile Road around 1 a.m., pulled out a handgun and demanded money from a clerk.
The man walked out a short time later with an undisclosed amount of cash. The clerk was not injured. Deputies responding to the call searched the area but were not able to find the robber.
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A description of the man went out to local media, along with a security video of the hold-up.
Information from the public and other evidence gathered by detectives during a long-term investigation led them to identify Whitlow as the robber. Ada County prosecutors issued a warrant for Whitlow’s arrest in September.
The crime of robbery is punishable by up to life in prison. Anyone convicted of using a firearm in the commission of a felony could get 15 years in prison added on to their sentence on the original charge.