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San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department

Press Release

DATE/TIME: July 17, 2014 

INCIDENT: Strong Armed Robbery 

LOCATION: 25630 Barton Road (Stater Bros Parking Lot), Loma Linda 

SUSPECT(S): James Andrew Oathout, Mentone Ca. 



On July 17, 2014 at about 3:00 p.m. the victim was returning to her car after shopping at Stater Brothers. A white male adult driving a silver Honda Accord approached the victim, reached out the car window and ripped the victim's purse from her arms. The purse contained the victim's credit cards, driver's license, cell phone and $45.00 cash. The suspect fled in the Silver Honda.  A short time later the victim's credit card was used at a gas station in the City of Highland. 

Through investigation Detective G. Leininger was able to identify the suspect as James Andrew Oathout. On July 24, 2014, the San Bernardino County District Attorney's Office issued a warrant for Oathout's arrest. The felony warrant is for the charges of PC 211, Robbery and PC 484 I, Theft by Access Card. The bail amount of the warrant is for $250,000.00. 

On August 7, 2014, Oathout was arrested for the warrant by the Cleveland County Sheriff's Department, Oklahoma and is awaiting extradition to San Bernardino County. 

Refer: Detective Bryan Wellott 
Station: Central Station 
Phone No. 909 387-3545 
Case No. 151401295 

John McMahon, Sheriff-Coroner

San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department

Sheriff’s Public Affairs Division

655 E. Third Street

San Bernardino, California 92415-0061

Telephone: (909) 387-3700

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