Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Robberies, Redlands shooting prompt arrest - Nathaniel Dawson


A 45-year-old Highland man is behind bars today in connection with several holdups, including one that involved the shooting of a Dairy Queen employee in Redlands, according to San Bernardino County sheriff's officials and jail records.
Nathaniel Dawson
Nathaniel Dawson was arrested at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday by sheriff's deputies near Base Line and Victoria Avenue in Highland and booked for investigation of robbery, attempted murder and vehicle code violations, jail records show.
Sheriff Rod Hoops has scheduled a 1:30 p.m. press conference today in San Bernardino to release details.
Dawson's arrest followed a mid-morning robbery at a Wendy's restaurant near I-210 in Highland, said sheriff's spokeswoman Arden Wiltshire.
The Dairy Queen holdup happened at 3:45 p.m. March 23 along the 600 block of East Redlands Boulevard in Redlands.
The gunman forced employees to open the cash register, Redlands police said at the time in a written statement.
"He then forced the employees to the back of the store where he shot a female employee in the leg before fleeing through a back door," according to the statement.
The robber at the time was described as a black male in his 30s, between 6-feet-2 and 6-feet-4 and 200 pounds.
According to his booking records, Dawson is 6-feet-1 and 165 pounds.

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