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El Paso County deputies arrest two in robbery case

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El Paso County Sheriff's Office
Javarray January and John Clyde Clarke III.

EL PASO COUNTY, Colo. (KRDO) -- Deputies arrested two people Thursday shortly after a robbery in El Paso County.

The El Paso County Sheriff's Office says deputies were dispatched to a motel on the 600 block of Peterson Road for reports of a robbery.

Deputies contacted the victim who said he was using the motel's restroom when he was approached by two men. The victim said one of the suspects pulled out a gun and took his phone and wallet. Inside the wallet were cash, credit cards and a military identification card.

Deputies checked security camera footage and identified one of the suspects as 23-year-old Javarray January.

Shortly after, a deputy saw a man matching January's description walking out of the motel.

Deputies detained January without incident and positively identified him as the suspect. He was carrying a handgun and a large quantity of what is suspected to be heroin, according to the Sheriff's Office.

The Tactical Support Unit and a K-9 team helped law enforcement find the second suspect, 28-year-old John Clyde Clarke III. Deputies say Clarke was arrested and found with drugs as well as the belongings of the victim.

January was booked into the El Paso County Jail on the following charges: Aggravated Robbery, Menacing with a Deadly Weapon, Possession of a Weapon by Previous Offender, Special Offender, Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance, Unlawful Distribution, Manufacturing, Dispensing or Sale, and Theft over $750 but Less Than $2000.

Clarke was booked into the El Paso County Jail on the following charges: Complicity to Aggravated Robbery, Possession of a Schedule II, Theft more than $500 but Less Than $1000, Fictitious Number on Plates, Eluding, and License for Drivers.  

El Paso County Crime / Local News / News

Zachary Aedo

Zach is a reporter for KRDO and Telemundo Surco. Learn more about Zach here.



  1. Since we all are stuck on identity politics, the king wonders here, what’s the black population in the Colorado springs area, 5 or 6%, and it seems they commit like 74% of all violent crimes here?
    I don’t know

    1. Well it’s certainly not their violent culture. Listen to the uplifting music they produce. I don’t know the only thing I can come up with is statistics are racist.

      1. wrong every where you go in this city and other cities all you see is them robbing,drug dealing,looting, killing

  2. How dare they arrest two blacks. There should have been at least three arrests. One white one Hispanic and one black. To be truly fair one of the three should be a woman.

  3. Two Americans got caught doing bad things. When you take race out of the meaning; just use “Americans” your in it together not individual…… so the question Still Remains who is more racist the person that is still trying to segregate American but identified him/her as black or white or just stay bad American did bad things. Let see if you post this KRDO lol

  4. Where are the BLM protesters to protest this, oh i forgot it is only when it happens to a black

  5. Part of the Marist democrap movement across America says these people should not be arrested.
    Instead they need to be talked to in order to understand what the criminlas needs are, what we can give them to stop their criminal behavior.
    The victims of crime are guilty for having what criminals want but cannot obtain through legal means.
    Yep, that is what the Marxists are trying to sell us as they protest across America on their mission to destroy America’s culture, history and country.

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