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Man in court, accused of assaulting Salvation Army bell ringer in Orchards

By , Columbian staff writer

The man accused of assaulting a Salvation Army bell ringer and stealing the cash kettle Saturday at the Orchards Fred Meyer appeared Monday in Clark County Superior Court.

Court records identified him as 25-year-old Jesse Emmanuel Adame. His city of residence was not provided.

He appeared on suspicion of second-degree robbery, third-degree theft, resisting arrest and obstructing a law enforcement officer. Judge John Fairgrieve set his bail at $50,000.

Adame is scheduled to be back in court today to allow the prosecutor time to review his criminal history. Court records indicate he refused to identify himself to Clark County sheriff’s deputies and was booked into the Clark County Jail as John Doe.

Deputies were called at about 7:50 p.m. Saturday for a reported robbery at the store, 7411 N.E. 117th Ave. The bell ringer suffered minor injuries, and the suspect ran away before deputies arrived, according to a sheriff’s office news release.

Deputies found the suspect on Northeast 117th Avenue near Padden Parkway, north of Fred Meyer. He ran through traffic on Padden Parkway. Deputies gave chase and detained the man after a brief struggle, the news release states.

The suspect had discarded the cash kettle before being stopped. He refused to identify himself or cooperate with the investigation, deputies said. Deputies found the cash kettle with help from Deputy Seth Brannan and K-9 Apollo, according to the news release.

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