Stillwater News Press

December 27, 2013

Cushing Police arrest suspect in 3 a.m. Friday armed robbery

By Megan Sando
Stillwater NewsPress

CUSHING, Okla. — Cushing Police arrested a 20-year old Yale man following a 3 a.m. Friday convenience store robbery in the 2000 block of East Main Street.

Police identified the suspect as Justin L. Catron.

Convenience store employees told police  Catron stole bags of chips and walked out. When confronted outside, Catron pulled out a gun, later determined to be an air pistol, and pointed it at the employee.

No one was hurt.

A Payne County Sheriff's Office deputy located Catron's vehicle in traffic at State Highway 18 and 44th Street.

Cushing police deployed additional officers who identified Catron as the white male seen in a white tank top and shorts on the store's security video footage.

Officers searched his vehicle and found the chips and pistol.

Catron was arrested and transported to the Cushing Police Department on complaints of armed robbery and possession of a pistol after felony conviction.

He has since been transported to the Payne County jail where he awaits an arraignment hearing Friday afternoon.

Police Chief Tully Folden commended the actions of the Police Department in making a speedy arrest.

"The actions taken by our communication staff to get the necessary information out to all agencies allowed officers to locate and arrest Catron without delay," he said. "This is another fine example of teamwork and our positive relationships with outside agencies."