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Georgia man accused of robbing Vancouver store appears in court

Video surveillance shows gun was pointed at clerk, records say

By , Columbian breaking news reporter
Published: March 27, 2019, 8:10pm

A Georgia man who allegedly robbed a Chevron convenience store with a handgun earlier this month in the Mountain View neighborhood made a first court appearance Wednesday.

Daryl Anthony Price, 35, appeared in Clark County Superior Court on suspicion of first-degree robbery, according to court records. Judge John Fairgrieve set Price’s bail at $60,000.

The robbery was reported around 8:45 p.m. March 19 at 14135 S.E. Mill Plain Blvd., Vancouver. The robbery was caught on surveillance video, according to an affidavit of probable cause.

In the video, a man approaches the counter to purchase two energy drinks and cigarettes when he removes a small handgun from the waistband of his pants and points it at Sandra Curtis, a clerk, according to the affidavit. He then puts about $1,100 into a black plastic bag, grabs the other items and leaves the store, the affidavit said.

Curtis told police the man spoke with a “country boy” accent. “She said his voice was deep and that he thanked her after the robbery,” according to the affidavit.

In the days before and after the robbery, Price was involved in a series of incidents that prompted police response, according to the affidavit. Scott Alexander Rousse, who said he was with Price during the robbery, told police the next day that the alleged robber had assaulted him, the affidavit said.

Rousse said he and Price stayed at a hotel in Portland the night of the robbery, according to the affidavit. When police went to the hotel, a manager said they had missed Price by a few minutes, the affidavit said.

On March 16, a man reported to the Portland Police Bureau that Price had pointed an Airsoft pistol at his head, an accusation he denied, according to the affidavit.

A hotel surveillance video and Georgia driver’s license appeared to show the same man who was in the Chevron video, according to the affidavit.

Price was later arrested. His next court appearance is scheduled for Friday.

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