The man wanted for robberies in Gooding, Oregon and California was arrested in California Monday.
Anthony G. Parsons, 25, and Frankie H. Collins, 17, were arrested Monday at about 12 p.m. near Box Canyon Dam in Mt. Shasta, Calif. The Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office said the two were arrested without incident.
Parsons has a warrant from Butte County but the Butte County Prosecutor’s Office said that no plans to extradite Parsons will be made until after he is processed in California. No timetable has been set for when he will be extradited.
Parsons was wanted for the June 15 robbery of the Maverik gas station at 1899 Highway 26 in Gooding. Parsons and Collins were both wanted for the June 22 robbery of an AM/PM store in Stayton, Ore., outside of Salem, and for the robbery of the Lake Shastina Mini Mart near Mt. Shasta, Calif. Friday.
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Police said that Parsons walked into the mini mart armed with a rifle equipped with a scope and that Collins was armed with a knife. The two tied up the employee and took off with an undisclosed amount of money, police said.
The store’s security footage captured a maroon 2001 Dodge pickup with a maroon camper shell and an Idaho license plate numbered 4L910. The truck was reported stolen in Lincoln County.
On June 22, two suspects armed with a bolt action .270 rifle and a .22 pistol came into an AM/PM store in Stayton, Ore., outside of Salem. Police said that the two guns were believed to be stolen.
On June 15, a robber came into the Maverik gas station in Gooding at about 11:40 p.m. and held the clerk at gunpoint before leaving with an undisclosed amount of money, police said. The man was wearing a black, zip-up hoodie, turned backward to cover his face, with blue jeans, white shoes and what appeared to be a turquoise shirt under the hoodie, police said.
Parsons is also wanted on suspicion of the sexual exploitation of a minor.
Police ask anyone who was in the area at the time of the Gooding robbery or who has information that could help police to call the Southern Idaho Regional Communications Center at (208) 324-1911 or the Gooding Police Department at (208) 934-8436.