A Bend man was arrested Tuesday afternoon after he threatened employees at a mini-mart with a handgun, according to Bend Police.
Police arrived at Chevron Circle K on NE Hwy 20 just before 3:30 p.m. after receiving reports of a man armed with a handgun.
Witnesses said he threatened employees and customers, cocked the handgun, put it in his waistband, and pointed it at a customer before he left, according to Bend Police Communications Manager Sheila Miller.
No shots were fired in the process, police say.
He left a jacket behind containing his wallet and several pocket knives, and left the premises through a connected Super Burrito.
Police say they were able to locate the suspect, who they identified as 36-year-old Dustin Wright Deans of Bend, and arrested him without incident.
He was booked at the Deschutes County Jail on the following charges:
- Menacing, 3rd degree
- Unlawful Possession of a Firearm
- Pointing a Firearm at Another
- Disorderly Conduct II
- Unlawful Use of a Weapon
Anyone who was inside the store during the incident who has not yet been contacted by Bend Police is asked to contact the dispatch nonemergency line at 541-693-6911.