Police nab Arizona man accused of robbing Mesquite businesses

This file photo shows police escorts from Mesquite Police Department on Interstate 15 near St. George, Utah, Jan. 20, 2016 | Photo by Michael Durrant, St. George News

ST. GEORGE – An Arizona man was arrested Sunday for allegedly robbing two businesses in Mesquite, Nevada.

Jesus Francisco Rodriguez, of Beaver Dam, Arizona, booking photo, Feb. 5, 2018 | Photo courtesy of the Mesquite Police Department, St. George News

Jesus Francisco Rodriguez, 33, of Beaver Dam, Arizona, was identified by Mesquite Police as the suspect involved in the robbery of a gas station and a restaurant early Sunday morning, according to a press release from the Police Department Monday.

Police officers responded to a 911 call from the gas station around 6 a.m. Sunday. While in route, they received additional reports of a restaurant being robbed. The suspect in both cases was determined to be the same man based on witness statements and video surveillance.

As the suspect fled the scene before police arrived, officers began a search for him that paid off around 2:30 p.m. He was located at an area apartment complex and positively identified prior to being taken into custody.

Rodriguez was arrested and charged with two felony counts of burglary, one felony count of robbery, one felony count of attempted robbery, one felony count of intimidating a public officer, one misdemeanor count of battery and one misdemeanor count of petit larceny.

Due to the felony charges, Rodriguez was transported and booked into the Clark County Detention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Persons arrested or charged are presumed innocent until found guilty in a court of law or as otherwise decided by a trier-of-fact.

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9 Comments

  • ladybugavenger February 5, 2018 at 3:24 pm

    Its pretty hard to get away with crimes when you have such identifying tatz on your face…keep tatooing, you’re making this easy

  • comments February 5, 2018 at 4:18 pm

    I’d bet this guy feels quite at home in a jail cell.

  • Real Life February 5, 2018 at 4:27 pm

    A Dreamer baby?

  • 12345 February 5, 2018 at 4:39 pm

    to late for the wall

  • SilentThunder February 5, 2018 at 5:19 pm

    Look a Dreamer!

  • Utahguns February 5, 2018 at 6:31 pm

    He could contribute to the Wall by being six feet inside of it.

  • Utahn February 6, 2018 at 9:03 am

    He was just turning his life around.

  • mmsandie February 6, 2018 at 9:32 am

    Wouldn,t want to run into him in an alley… one of Beaver dams better looking? Now I know who lives in that area..

  • PlanetU February 6, 2018 at 10:22 am

    I’ve always wondered how someone with tattoos on their face/neck get a job? Oh….I get it…….

    I do like tattoos on other parts of the body tho….

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