EVERETT — Police think they’ve captured the young robbery crew that held up an Everett-area marijuana store at gunpoint last month.
One suspect is Garrett M. Comer, 16, already a four-time felon. He was arrested earlier this month and charged as an adult with the Sept. 28 robbery.
On his way to booking, Comer allegedly said, “Do you know why I did that robbery? … so I could pay my (expletive) court fines.”
The other suspect was arrested and booked Tuesday into the Snohomish County Jail.
Bradford Marselas Johnson, 18, also known as “Brad Winner” and “New York Brad,” was being held Wednesday for investigation of first-degree robbery with a firearm.
Johnson also is a suspect in an unrelated marijuana case that ended in somebody being shot, police said in court papers. They provided no other details about the shooting.
The Sept. 28 robbery at the Patient Care 99 marijuana dispensary south of Everett played out in front of a high-quality surveillance system, Snohomish County deputy prosecutor Craig Matheson said in Superior Court papers.
Cameras recorded two young men wearing hoodies walking into the store, brandishing a gun and moving behind the counter to threaten a clerk.
The pair left with thousands of dollars in cash plus nearly 30 jars containing marijuana.
Police released images from the surveillance video. The next day, the mother of another teenager called 911 to report that her son came home with a large amount of cash and marijuana.
Her son reportedly is friends with Comer, who she said had tattoos similar to one of the robbers.
Police investigated and determined that Comer was due in juvenile court at Denney Youth Center on Oct. 1.
Detectives confronted the teen and his mother with their suspicions.
She demanded a lawyer for her son, according to court papers. He was not arrested until the next day, after he reportedly went on Facebook and posted that he was considering another holdup and ending his own life.
The investigation led detectives to Johnson, the 18-year-old, who lives within two miles of the pot shop. He is accused of wielding the gun during the September robbery.
Police allege he’s a “major marijuana dealer” who reportedly has sold all of the stolen product. He also has a pending case for fourth-degree assault with sexual motivation.
Both teens declined to speak with investigators.
Rikki King: 425-339-3449; firstname.lastname@example.org.