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Deputies: Man armed with baseball bat tried to steal from gun shop

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Washington County deputies arrested a man they say used a baseball bat to try and steal from a gun store.

It happened at Discount Guns on the corner of SW Beaverton-Hillsdale Hwy and Laurelwood Ave just before 4 p.m. Thursday.

Deputies say the store manager called 911 and reported that Derrick Mosley had smashed a display case and removed an unloaded handgun.

That didn't seem to phase the manager, who drew his handgun and began giving Mosley orders, deputies said.

While on the phone with dispatchers, the manager said he had his gun pointed at the suspect, and would keep him in the store until deputies arrived.

Mosley was taken into custody without incident. In addition to the baseball bat, deputies say Mosley was carrying a knife.

No one was injured.

Mosley was lodged in the Washington County Jail and initially charged with first-degree robbery, first-degree theft, unlawful possession of a firearm and second-degree criminal mischief.

On Friday, he was arraigned just on the charge of first-degree theft. A "no complaint" order was issued on the remaining charges. His bail was reduced to $20,000.


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