An armed man who reportedly attacked store employees last week while attempting to steal a pair of shoes is the suspect in a January robbery of a Human Bean on South Pacific Highway, sheriff's officials said.
Investigators on Monday added an additional charge of second-degree robbery against Shigh Anthone Davis, 19, of Medford.
Davis is accused of robbing a Human Bean at gunpoint on Jan. 21, Jackson County sheriff's spokeswoman Andrea Carlson said.
Davis allegedly walked up to the coffee stand and confronted the lone female employee. He then pulled a gun and demanded cash before running away, police said.
Sheriff's investigators received a tip on Jan. 30 that Davis was a possible suspect in the robbery, Carlson said.
"The tip included a description that matched (Davis)," Carlson said.
According to the tip, Davis lives near the Human Bean stand.
As investigators were working the tip, Davis was arrested for a melee at the Sportman's Warehouse on Feb. 7.
A store employee reportedly saw Davis grab a pair of $40 shoes and run out the door. After Davis tripped and fell to the ground, two employees stepped in to detain him, but he fought with those holding him down, police said.
In an attempt to escape store security, Davis allegedly head-butted, bit and tried to pull a loaded gun on employees of the sporting goods store.
Arriving officers rolled on the scene and found Davis fighting with six employees and two customers who were trying to detain him.
Davis was arrested on charges of first-degree robbery, first-degree theft, unlawfully carrying a concealed weapon, two counts each of third-degree disorderly conduct and fourth-degree assault, and four counts of harassment.
Employees believe Davis might have stolen some ammunition the previous day.
It is not known if the gun Davis allegedly pulled on the Human Bean clerk was the same one he had at the store melee, Carlson said.
It was not surprising for investigators that Davis was responsible for more than one robbery, Carlson said.
"Here lately we've seen people arrested who are suspected in multiple robberies," Carlson said. "Fortunately, they are getting caught."
The fact that Davis reportedly used a gun during his crimes was disturbing for both the police and his alleged victims, Carlson said.
"It's very scary for anyone to have someone walk up to them and have a gun put in their face," Carlson said.
Davis remains lodged in jail on more than $1 million bail.
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