Update: Suspect in Clinton gas station robberies arrested

Island County Sheriff's Office Robbery Suspect

Island County, WA- According to a press release from the Island County Sheriff’s Department, a suspect has been arrested and is being charged with two counts of robbery in the first degree. The robberies occurred on October 31, 2017 and November 12, 2017 at Naomi’s Mobile in Clinton. According to the South Whidbey Record article, the suspect brandished a long-barreled revolver and demanded money from the clerk.

On November 20, 2017, Langley Police Officer Shoudy was traveling North on Langley Road behind Naomi’s Mobil. He spotted a vehicle parked on a dirt access road that connects to the parking lot of the gas station. Officer Shoudy conducted a traffic stop, and as he approached the vehicle, he recognized it as being associated with a suspect who he knew to be a person of interest in the robberies at that location.

Officer Shoudy noted that this person closely resembled the suspect he had seen in surveillance videos from the previous two robberies at that location. Additionally, the clothing seen on the person and in the car matched the clothing worn in the previous robberies. When additional officers responded to the scene, they observed a handgun partially obscured under the front seat.

Officers identified the suspect as 24-year-old Jonathon “Lexi” Zupan. He was taken into custody and booked into the Island County Jail. The vehicle was taken as evidence and then processed once a search warrant was obtained. Officers located the clothing and handgun that were used in both the October 31 and November 12 robberies. Zupan made his first court appearance in Island County Superior Court on November 21, 2017 and is being held on $200,000 bail for two counts of Robbery in the First Degree.

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Jonathon “Lexi” Zupan appears in Island County Superior Court on November 21, 2017. Photo by the South Whidbey Record.

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