Linn County Sheriff Jim Yon reports on December 5th at 3:46 p.m., his deputies responded to a report of a robbery that had just occurred at the Santiam Sports Center located on NW 9th St. in Mill City.

The clerk reported a male entered the business and gave him a note demanding money. The male suspect displayed a knife and ordered the clerk to the ground after receiving an undisclosed amount of money. The suspect then left on a bicycle.

Within minutes a citizen called reporting a male throwing items into bushes not far from the store.

The first deputy arrived at 3:57 p.m. and confronted the male suspect. The suspect fled and was chased by the deputy.  After a short distance, two citizens intervened and detained the suspect.

The suspect was identified as Timothy Lee Bassett, 38 years old from Mill City. Deputies were able to recover most of the stolen money.  Bassett sustained minor injuries and was taken to Albany General Hospital to be treated, before being lodged at the Linn County Jail. Bassett was charged with Robbery I.

Members of the Stayton Police Department and Marion County Sheriff’s Office also responded to assist.