Three suspects were arrested early Tuesday after they allegedly robbed a Tumwater Subway restaurant at gunpoint, according to the Tumwater Police Department.
The three suspects — Mychell Haley, 19, of Tumwater; Isaiah Patterson, 18, of Tumwater; and Naimyah Warner-Tannis, 19, of Tacoma — appeared Tuesday afternoon in Thurston County Superior Court. Judge Anne Hirsch found probable cause for one count of first-degree robbery while armed with a deadly weapon for each of the three suspects.
Hirsch set bail at $20,000 for both Haley and Patterson. Bail was set at $15,000 for Warner-Tannis, because she is believed to have had a lesser role in the robbery.
Defense attorney Patrick O’Conner of the Office of Assigned Counsel asked that the suspects be released without bail, as the gun used in the incident was a toy. Deputy prosecutor Andrew Toynbee said he hadn’t heard that that gun wasn’t real,but that it didn’t necessarily make a difference.
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“I don’t know if it makes a difference to (the victim), who took it very seriously,” Toynbee said.
Tumwater police said that two men, later identified as Haley and Patterson, entered the Subway at 5595 Capitol Blvd. SE just after 2 a.m. Both men were wearing hoodies, and one was wearing sunglasses.
One man ordered a sandwich, but when it came time to pay, he took out a gun and ordered the employee to hand him the money from the cash register. The employee complied, and the suspects fled with an undisclosed amount of money.
A police officer saw the vehicle leaving the area and initiated a traffic stop. Patterson and Haley were in the vehicle and matched the descriptions of the suspects in the restaurant. Warner-Tannis was driving.
All three suspects were booked into the Thurston County Jail.