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Police: Man carrying hatchet, meth robs Corvallis coffee shop

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CORVALLIS, OR (KPTV) -

A man carrying meth and a hatchet was arrested after robbing a Corvallis coffee shop, according to police.

Officers responded to Coffee Culture on the 300 block of Southwest Jefferson Avenue at 6:12 a.m. Tuesday.

An employee told police a man came into the shop and asked if there was any money in the cash register. The man made movements toward his pockets and waistband that led the employee to believe he was armed.

Police said the employee, fearing harm, handed money from the register to the suspect who then left the shop.

Officers quickly located the suspect, identified as Homer Kenneth Horner, 32, of Corvallis, walking down a nearby sidewalk.

He was taken into custody and officers said he was carrying a hatchet in his waistband. He was also found to be in possession of methamphetamine, according to police, as well as cash taken from the coffee shop.

The coffee shop employee positively identified Horner as the suspect.

He was booked into the Benton County Jail on charges of second-degree robbery, unlawful possession of meth and interfering with a peace officer. His bail was set at $137,500.

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