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Man with machete fails to make cut; Deputy makes arrest after suspect helped himself to food, beer

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“I guess the cops aren’t coming.”

Flores

That’s what 20-year-old Jonah Alexander Flores said after taking food and chugging a beer while at a convenience store, according to police.

On Monday, Deputy Colter Childress of the Chaves County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Allsup’s at 6000 South Main Street in reference to a man that did a beer skip, and later returned with a weapon.

According to a criminal complaint, once the deputy arrived, he observed a man wearing a hoodie, with a bandana around his face, walking toward the store’s front doors.

Childress entered the store, with his weapon drawn.

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After the deputy ordered Flores to get on the ground, he ran the other way and exited through the backdoor.

Childress wrote that he observed the suspect reach into his front hoodie pocket.

After being pursued and commanded to show his hands, Flores threw a bottle of soda and a corndog as the deputy took him to the ground.

According to the complaint, as Flores was taken down, a machete fell out of his front hoodie pocket.

Flores was later cuffed and searched for more weapons by the deputy. No other weapons were located.

After being read his Miranda warning, Flores admitted to having a machete and entering with a bandana on his face to rob the store.

Flores is charged with a petty misdemeanor larceny charge, resisting, evading or obstructing an officer, a misdemeanor, and armed robbery, a second-degree felony.

On Tuesday, conditions of release for Flores were set in Chaves County Magistrate Court by Judge K. C. Rogers.

Multimedia-Crime reporter Trevier Gonzalez can be reached at 575-622-7710, ext. 301, or at breakingnews@rdrnews.com.