A man allegedly threatened clerks at two Medford businesses Sunday night, swiping an undisclosed amount of cash and fleeing in a getaway car at his second stop before the pair were arrested, police said.
Trevor Wiley, 22, and his alleged lookout and driver, 32-year-old Stephanie Flood, were being held in the Jackson County Jail Monday evening. Wiley was held on two counts of second-degree robbery and possession of heroin, jail records show. His bail was set at just over $2 million. Flood was held on $2 million bail, charged with two counts of second-degree robbery.
The first robbery took place about 9:40 p.m. at the Purple Parrot on 259 E. Barnett Road. Wiley allegedly entered the business wearing a bandana and wielding a small bat and demanded money. The clerk hit the panic alarm and told the man to leave.
"She was onto him basically immediately," said Sgt. Brent Mak of the Medford Police Department.
The suspect left, but not before slamming the bat on the counter several times and saying he would be back with a gun, police said. He did not take any money.
Medford police responded to the second incident just after 11:30 p.m. at the 7-Eleven convenience store at the intersection of Crater Lake Avenue and Delta Waters Road. Police said Wiley walked in and picked up several inexpensive items before going to the front counter. Investigators said Flood kept watch outside in the car.
"He told (the clerk) he wanted the money in the drawer," said Sgt. D.J. Graham. "When he stalled, (Wiley) implied that he had a weapon."
Police said the clerk told them Wiley reached for his waistband during the threat, giving the impression he was reaching for a weapon. The clerk complied with the robber's demands and gave him money.
Police responded to the scene after a 911 call. The clerk gave investigators a description of the suspect and the vehicle he left in, an early 1990s Toyota Camry hatchback.
Police conducted a traffic stop at about 11:45 p.m. at Vilas Road and Highway 62 after seeing a vehicle that matched the description. Wiley and Flood were in the vehicle, and police said Wiley was carrying a small baton. The pair were arrested after being interviewed. They were jailed, and money was seized by police, Graham said.
Court records show Wiley was scheduled for a May 20 pretrial hearing on first-degree burglary and first-degree theft charges, which stemmed from a September 2012 incident. Neither he nor Flood appeared to have any other felony criminal history in Jackson County.