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Man playing basketball in Covington MS robbed at gunpoint, 2 suspects arrested

CLARK COUNTY, Wash. (KPTV) — Two people have been arrested in connection with an armed robbery that occurred Friday at Covington Middle School in Clark County.

The Clark County Sheriff’s Office says a man said he was playing basketball with his sister and friends at the college, located at 11200 Northeast Rosewood Avenue, when he was robbed at gunpoint armed. The suspects took the man’s car keys and drove away.

The sheriff’s office said the victim was able to describe the five suspects. The suspects were not immediately located. A nearby surveillance camera captured footage of the suspects, according to the sheriff’s office.

On Saturday morning, the theft victim’s vehicle was found by Oregon State Police in Clackamas County after his accident. No one was found inside the vehicle, but the sheriff’s office said people were seen leaving in a red Hyundai sedan. Other surveillance footage was captured by OSP.

Later Saturday, around 9:15 p.m., Vancouver police located a stolen red Hyundai sedan in Oregon. The vehicle was stopped in the Covington neighborhood.

According to the sheriff’s office, one of the responding deputies recognized two of the Hyundai’s occupants as suspects in the theft. A total of three people were taken into custody from the stolen Hyundai. Two firearms were found inside the vehicle and seized.

The sheriff’s office said Nehemiah Rick Nimo, 19, Terrence Shane Taylor, 19, and a minor were arrested. Nimo faces charges of first degree larceny, first degree assault, theft of a motor vehicle and possession of a stolen vehicle. The minor was convicted of first-degree robbery, first-degree assault, and second-degree taking a vehicle without permission.

Taylor received a second-degree sentence for taking a vehicle without permission.

The investigation is ongoing and no further details have been released.