Salvation Army bell ringer assaulted by robbery suspect

The bell ringer sustained minor injury from the assault

A suspect was arrested and charged with multiple crimes after a Salvation Army bell ringer was assaulted Saturday evening.

On Saturday (Dec. 4) at about 7:48 p.m., several Clark County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the Orchards Fred Meyer located at 7411 NE 117th Ave. on a reported Robbery of a Salvation Army bell ringer.  A male suspect assaulted the bell ringer and forcibly took the cash kettle then fled on foot.

Deputies located and attempted to stop the suspect on NE 117th Ave near Padden Parkway, north of the Fred Meyer. The suspect fled on foot running through traffic on NE Padden Parkway.  Deputies O’Hearn and McLoughlin were able to chase down and detain the suspect after a brief struggle. 

The cash kettle had been discarded prior to the suspect being stopped.  The suspect refused to identify himself or cooperate with the investigation.  The cash kettle was recovered with assistance from K9 Deputy Brannan and police service dog Apollo. 

The bell ringer sustained minor injury from the assault.  The suspect was booked into the Clark County Jail on charges of Robbery, Theft, Resisting Arrest, and Obstructing Law Enforcement.

Information provided by Clark County Sheriff’s Office.

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