An Oceanside man and his girlfriend were jailed Thursday on suspicion of robbing a marijuana deliveryman, culminating in a chase that ended when one of the suspects jumped on a commuter train that Riverside police stopped and boarded.
Arthur DeShawn Jordan, 26, and Samantha Gonzalez Correa, 21, of Tijuana, were both arrested Wednesday and booked on suspicion of robbery and conspiracy to commit a felony. Jordan is being held at the Smith Correctional Facility in Banning, and Correa at the Robert Presley Jail in Riverside, both in lieu of $30,000 bail.
According to Riverside police Officer Ryan Railsback, Jordan and Correa went to Lincoln Park in the 4200 block of Park Avenue in east Riverside on Wednesday morning to awaitr delivery of cannabis products that Correa allegedly ordered from a pot dispensary in Perris.
The deliveryman arrived shortly after 11 a.m. and walked over to a picnic table where Correa had arranged to meet him, Railsback alleged.
He said the man immediately became suspicious when he spotted a handgun laying on the table next to her.
“(Jordan) then approached him, picked up the handgun and demanded marijuana,” the officer alleged.
After the deliveryman handed over the goods, the suspects allegedly took off running, but the victim was able to physically detain Correa, then call 911, according to Railsback.
Officers converged on the park moments later and took her into custody, while other patrol units began sweeping the neighborhood in search of Jordan, whom the victim had described to 911 dispatchers, Railsback said.
Officers circled the Metrolink train station just off of 14th Street, and they spotted the suspect hop on board a train bound for Oceanside, according to Railsback.
“Metrolink was advised to have the train stop at the La Sierra station, where assisting officers had already arrived,” he said. “They safely evacuated the train of eight passengers, and (Jordan) was detained.”
No one was injured.
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