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.


Recommended for you

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.