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Pair Charged For Robbing Let It Ride

Posted 2/24/2014 11:48 AM by MDGREGORY

On Monday, February 17th, 2014, Spokane County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a robbery call at Let It Ride, a business located at 426 E. Hastings Road. The employee told deputies a male and female, later identified as 24-year-old Stephanie Meyers and 27-year-old John Peterson, entered the store and started shopping. The employee said he watched Meyers walk into the dressing room and when she exited, he noticed she had concealed merchandise in her purse.

The employee said he confronted Meyers and told her he knew she had concealed items in her purse. The employee said the Meyers exited the store, he tried to detain her and she kicked him in the hip. Both Meyers and Peterson left in a red Chevrolet Blazer. After reviewing surveillance video deputies confirmed Meyers concealed items in her purse and Peterson had stolen a beanie.

On February 20th, an off-duty Spokane County Sheriff’s Deputy drove past the Apple Tree Inn at 9508 N. Division and observed the red blazer parked in the parking lot. Deputy’s Jennifer Sutter and Tim Greenfield stopped the blazer when it left the Apple Tree. Peterson was driving and was arrested for outstanding felony warrants. He was also in possession of one $10 and two $20 counterfeit bills as well as a fraudulent Oregon State Driver’s License. Meyers was eventually arrested after she and another male came out of their room at the Apple Tree Inn. Both were booked into jail on outstanding warrants as well.

Peterson admitted to stealing the beanie and said another male had printed the counterfeit money. Meyers admitted to stealing merchandise, but denied assaulting the employee. Both were booked into jail on their outstanding warrants. Both Meyers and Peterson have since been arrested for 2nd Degree Robbery. The counterfeit investigation has been turned over to the Secret Service.