Rounders robbers not suspects in last month bar robbery two doors down
The three suspects apprehended after robbing Rounders Cafe, 11416 N.E. Halsey St. — 34-year-old Anthony Davonne Williams (also known as Antonio Denon Carter), 35-year-old Mckeever Watkins Thompson Jr., and 42-year-old Marc Edward Morrison — are not regarded as suspects by the police in the hold-up July 19 of a bar two doors down, Don’s Dugout, 11642 N.E. Halsey St. according to Detective Derek Posey.
“From what I know, it looks like the two are unrelated,” Posey said. “The Detective working that case (Don’s Dugout) hopes to make an arrest soon, but the two aren’t related.”
Three 911 calls were received just before 1 a.m. Monday by police before suspects entered Rounders Cafe. One came from a Don’s Dugout employee outside on a break who saw three men changing clothes in the parking lot behind the business next to Rounders. The second came from an employee of Rounders who lives behind the Cafe and saw the same thing when he let his dog outside. The third came from the Rounders employee on duty who saw the robbers approaching and called 911 before they entered.
When officers from East Precinct arrived, three suspects were fleeing from the scene on foot southward into the neighborhood. Police set up a perimeter from Northeast Halsey to Glisan Streets, from 112th to 118th Avenues. Patrol officers from East Precinct stopped a vehicle leaving the area and arrested the driver, 35-year-old Mckeever Watkins Thompson Jr. of Northeast Portland, as one of the robbery suspects.
Over the next several hours, SERT members located two additional suspects in the neighborhood and recovered multiple firearms, including a semi-automatic replica of a Thompson-style submachine gun. SERT officers continued to search the neighborhood but did not locate the final suspect. The only description is he is a black male.
All three were charged with multiple counts of Robbery in the First Degree and Robbery in the Second Degree. Williams (Carter) was hiding on the roof of a residence, Morrison was apprehended on property nearby. All three have been booked into Multnomah County Jail.
Detective Posey extends his thanks and appreciation for the public’s cooperation with the reverse 911 system and help in apprehending the suspects on the loose in the Hazelwood neighborhood. He is especially grateful for the many calls helping police locate the suspects.
Anyone with information about this robbery or the outstanding suspect is encouraged to contact Detective Darren Posey at 503-823-0403.
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