Sheriff's Office Arrests Two in Robbery Case

July 2, 2020

Sheriff's Office Arrests Two in Robbery Case

On July 2, 2020, our Communications Center dispatched deputies to the 600 block of Peterson Road at a motel, in reference to a robbery that just occurred. 

Upon arrival, they contacted the victim who said he stopped by the motel to use the restroom when he was approached by two black males. One of these males pointed a pistol at him. The suspects took his phone and wallet. The wallet contained his military identification card, credit cards, and cash.

Deputies reviewed motel video footage. One of the deputies positively identified one suspect as Javarray January, DOB: 02/08/1997. 

Shortly thereafter, a deputy saw a black male matching January’s description leaving the motel on foot.

Deputies detained him without incident and positively identified him as the suspect, Javarray January. The suspect was found with a large quantity of suspected heroin as well as a handgun. 

The Tactical Support Unit as well as one of our K-9 teams assisted in the search for the second suspect.

The second suspect, John Clyde Clarke III, DOB: 2/26/1992, was arrested and found with drugs as well as a phone, credit cards, and military identification card, which all belonged to the victim.

January was booked into the El Paso County Jail on the following charges: Aggravated Robbery, Menacing with a Deadly Weapon, Possession of a Weapon by Previous Offender, Special Offender, Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance, Unlawful Distribution, Manufacturing, Dispensing or Sale, and Theft over $750 but Less Than $2000. 

Clarke was booked into the El Paso County Jail on the following charges: Complicity to Aggravated Robbery, Possession of a Schedule II, Theft more than $500 but Less Than $1000, Fictitious Number on Plates, Eluding, and License for Drivers.  

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Patrol Tip Line at 719-520-7777.

MR 20-119