Crossroads Deli robber starts sentence at state penitentiary
The man arrested in November for the robbery of Crossroads Deli in Woodburn has been convicted and sentenced to seven years in prison.
Richard Dale Young, 54, of Woodburn, was convicted in January for robbery I and possession of a destructive device. His robbery I sentence was 90 months with 36 months of post-prison supervision and his sentence on possession of a destructive device was 18 months with 24 months of post-prison supervision.
He was found not guilty for charges of unlawful use of a weapon and menacing.
On Nov. 1, Yong went into Crossroads Deli, located on Highway 99E in Woodburn, pointed a handgun at the clerk and removed money from the cash register, all while being taped on surveillance video.
Woodburn Police detectives served a search warrant for his person, his vehicle and his residence on Nov. 27. While searching his house, detectives found a modified novelty grenade. Oregon State Police Bomb Squad assisted with safely disposing of the device.
While this case is closed, Highway 99E has continued to be hit with eight other armed robberies in the past nine months. No suspects have been arrested.