Authorities have apprehended one of two suspects in the Dec. 2 armed robbery of The Labor Temple Cafe and Bar. Daniel R. Brown, 33, of Seaside, was indicted by a Clatsop County grand jury Jan. 6, said Ron Brown, chief deputy district attorney (no relation to the suspect).
The other suspect, who allegedly used a stun gun on a passerby who entered the business during the robbery, remains at large.
Two men, wearing masks and armed with a pistol and the stun gun, entered the Labor Temple around closing time and forced the woman bartender to hand over all the cash from cash registers and lottery machines. Det. Eric Halverson of the Astoria Police Department arrested Brown in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. He had traced his movements from Astoria to Kelso, Wash., and from there to Idaho by bus.
"Det. Halverson did a wonderful job of tracking him down, based on dogged police work," said Ron Brown.
Daniel Brown is charged with two counts of first-degree robbery, first-degree kidnap, second-degree kidnap, second-degree assault, first-degree theft, unlawful use of a weapon and menacing. He remains in Clatsop County Jail on $500,000 bail.