BRIEF: Traffic stop leads to arrest of armed robbery suspect
Mar 15, 2012 (The Kansas City Star - McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX) --
A traffic stop lead to the rest of an Olathe man wanted in two armed robbery cases in Overland Park.
Richard Clark Patton, 43, has been charged in Johnson County District Court with two counts of aggravated robbery and one count of aggravated assault.
Patton was arrested during a traffic stop when an officer noticed the vehicle he was driving matched a suspect vehicle related to a series of armed robberies. The officer pulled Patton over for following the car in front of him too closely, according to Chief John Douglass' blog.
Patton is accused of robbing Cookies by Design in the 7500 block of West 119th Street on March 8 and Great Clips in the 7400 block of Metcalf Avenue on March 9.
In both robberies, the robber entered the business, displayed a handgun and demanded money. No one was injured in either robbery.
Patton was being held in the Johnson County jail on $100,000 bond.
--Robert A. Cronkleton, firstname.lastname@example.org
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