On April 18, 2010, at 10:40 p.m., a lone male entered the Fairmount Grocery Store located at 1137 Highway 101 West. The male was armed with a rifle and demanded the clerk provide him with all the money from the cash register. The clerk complied with the demands and the suspect then fled eastbound from the store as officers were dispatched. Officers engaged in an extended search of the area but were unable to locate the suspect.
Detectives from the Port Angeles Police Department processed evidence left at the scene and began to follow up various leads. Through several weeks of work they developed the name of a suspect and determined that there was probable cause to believe that a Nicholas Jay Sullivan, 24 yrs old, and formerly of Kingston WA, was the person responsible for the armed robbery. The case was presented to the Clallam County Prosecutor's Office. Additional investigation ensued and on June 10, 2010 a felony arrest warrant for Nicholas Jay Sullivan for Robbery in the First Degree (with a Firearm Enhancement) was issued in the Superior Court of Clallam County.
This arrest warrant was entered into the Washington Crime Information Center and the National Criminal Information Center. On August 9th the Port Angeles Police Department was advised that Nicholas Jay Sullivan was in custody on other charges and being held by the Chehalis Tribe Law Enforcement. A detainer was placed on Sullivan by the Port Angeles Police Department. Sullivan remains in custody and the Clallam County Prosecutor will determine when Sullivan will be returned to Port Angeles to face charges.
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