Local News in Brief : Stanton : Shotgun Leads to Arrest of 3 Robbery Suspects

A sheriff’s deputy patrolling Stanton early Wednesday noticed a man running out of a convenience store with what appeared to be a shotgun and arrested three men on suspicion of armed robbery, authorities said.

The deputy was driving in a patrol car in front of the Stop ‘n’ Go market in the 8000 block of Orangewood Avenue at 2:26 a.m. when he saw three men run out of the store, one carrying something that looked like a shotgun, Sheriff’s Lt. Richard J. Olson said.

The deputy called for assistance, and after other officers arrived, they arrested one man behind the store, another who was hiding in a nearby dumpster and a third at Beach Boulevard and Bever Road.

Store workers told police that three men had stolen $20 from the market’s cash register and fled, Olson said. The shotgun and other robbery evidence were recovered, he said.


The three men arrested on suspicion of armed robbery were identified as Derold Gene Hill, 33, of Fountain Valley; Steven Ray Brown, 22, of Tucson, and Anthony Carson Sager, 21, described by authorities as a transient with no known address. All are being held in County Jail in Santa Ana with their bail set at $50,000 each.