Oct 16, 2014 1:28 PM by News Staff
One of the three men arrested following a suspected armed drug robbery in Yuba City Saturday is a Deputy U.S. Marshal from Miami.
According to the California Highway Patrol, officers attempted to pull over a Jeep after it ran a red light at Poole Avenue and Starr Drive just before 1:30 p.m. Saturday.
The officer reportedly followed the vehicle as the occupants threw several black bags out of the window. The vehicle then came to an abrupt stop and three suspects got out and ran away.
A Sutter County Sheriff's Deputy spotted one of the suspects, 37-year-old Clorenzo Mack Griffin run into a secured area near the Yuba City Jail. The sheriff's deputy saw Griffin reach for a weapon from his waistband and fired a gun at him. The shot missed and Griffin surrendered. The two other occupants of the Jeep were arrested a short time later.
Following the arrest officers learned Griffin is a Deputy U.S. Marshal in Miami.
A complaint filed with the U.S. District Court in Sacramento says Griffin along with Andre Jamison, 39, and Rodney Rackley, 24, also from the Miami area, wore police gear and robbed a large amount of marijuana at gun point from an individual in Yuba City.
A spokesperson for the U.S. Marshal's Office said Griffin has been an employee with the U.S. Marshal Service since April 2010 and he has been placed on administrative leave with pay.
According to the Sutter County Sheriff's Office website, Griffin is being held in the Sutter County jail with bail set at $255,000.
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