Man arrested for failed robbery of ToJo's
Wed, 09/05/2018 - 13:50 admin
Jared Strong and Gordon Castile
A customer thwarted a robbery attempt at ToJo’s Bar & Grill in Jamaica last week, and a deputy sheriff arrested a 21-year-old Guthrie Center man days later for the crime.
Charles Andrew Onnen is charged with felony robbery for the Aug. 27 incident, according to court records. The crime is punishable by up to 10 years in prison.
Onnen allegedly went into the bar about 8 p.m. and demanded $100 so that he could free his 11-month-old daughter from a drug dealer, according to a sheriff’s report about the incident.
Onnen acted as if he had a gun and told the bar’s owner, Tommy Jo Scheuermann, several times that he didn’t want to shoot her.
A man came in to pick up an order and witnessed the attempted robbery. The would-be-robber then ran out shortly after the customer entered the place. He ran to the east and got into the backseat of a car parked on Van Nest Street a few blocks away. The car drove away to the north.
The Guthrie County Sheriff’s Office sought residents’ tips to identify the robber, and someone divulged his name, court records show.
Onnen was arrested for stealing a motorcycle in Perry in March 2015 and for burglary a year later. His probation was revoked in October 2016 because he took methamphetamine with him to court-ordered drug treatment.
He is held in the Guthrie County jail in lieu of $10,000 bail.