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Three arrested in violent gas station robbery in Ogden

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OGDEN — Two teens and an adult were arrested Monday in connection with a violent armed robbery at an Ogden gas station.

The trio is accused of entering the gas station “with guns, described as two pistols and a shotgun, (and) pointed the guns at the complainant and robbed the store of money and cigarettes,” according to a police booking affidavit.

While the store was being robbed, a customer walked out of the restroom and was immediately ordered at gunpoint by the three to get on the floor, the affidavit states.

The trio drove away after the robbery but were spotted a short time later by police. A chase ensued when police say the group refused to pull over.

“The pursuit went through several jurisdictions and the vehicle ended up crashing in Davis County. When the vehicle crashed, the occupants jumped out of the car and began to run,” the affidavit states.

All three were captured. Gabriel Ty Johnston, 19, of Plain City, was arrested for investigation of aggravated robbery, two counts of aggravated assault and failing to stop for police. No information was available about the two teens.

Inside the vehicle, detectives found a “pistol, shotgun, Taser, black beanie with red/white markings, and the stolen cash,” according to the affidavit.

Johnston was also arrested a year ago and was charged with breaking into a store and stealing vape juice, which he intended to sell. “Gabriel stated he was at rock bottom and is homeless,” according to charging documents.

He pleaded guilty in September to an amended charge of attempted burglary and theft. He was sentenced to a year in jail, with all but eight days of that sentence suspended, according to court records.