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01/20/23

Robbery Suspect Arrested

On January 9, 2023, at approximately 11:45 P.M., a gas station on Walerga Road in the North area was robbed.  The suspect threatened the employee with a gun and a hunting knife, made off with money and merchandise, then fled in a black four-door a red sticker where the license plate should have been.

On the morning of January 13, 2023, at approximately 3:45 A.M., Central Frank Watch (Night Shift) Deputies observed a black 2006 Infiniti with a red sticker in place of where the plate should have been.  As deputies approached the vehicle to initiate contact, they observed the suspect, later identified as 57-year-old Adrian RAYFORD, who they recognized from previous contacts.  They knew RAYFORD was on active probation and he was detained without incident.  A probation search of his vehicle revealed an unloaded, unregistered handgun, multiple containers of marijuana, promethazine, various assorted pills, and a large amount of cash.

Robbery detectives responded to the scene and conducted a follow-up search of RAYFORD’s hotel room and located over a half pound of fentanyl (enough to kill approximately 125,000 people according to the Drug Enforcement Agency).  RAYFORD was booked into custody for various felony charges.

 

Sergeant Amar Gandhi

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