HOQUIAM, Wash. – The man wanted for the bank robbery of Twin Star Credit Union in Hoquiam, and an espresso stand in Aberdeen was arrested this week in California. Hoquiam Detective Sgt. Shane Krohn tells us Jay Randall Gladden is being held on California charges of assault with a deadly weapon, possession of stolen property, and resisting arrest. Krohn said they are working with Aberdeen detectives to arrange Gladden’s extradition, however due to the severity of his charges in Fontana, he may stay in California for a while.
Gladden allegedly left a trail of cash from the bank to a carport where he vanished September 17th of last year, police believe he is the same suspect in the robbery of Huckle-Bearies Espresso stand that same month.