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A Eugene Police patrol officer located and detained a man wanted in a January 4 robbery and stabbing at a local 7-Eleven. 

At 10:16 a.m. on January 7, Robert Lee Childers, age 40, was arrested at W. 10th Avenue and Garfield Street without incident. Childers was wanted for a robbery and stabbing that occurred on January 4, at the 7-Eleven, 1963 W. 6th Avenue. On that day, at 6:01 a.m., a man, later identified as Childers, entered the 7-Eleven, 1963 W. 6th, and selected some items. He argued with the clerk, cut the employee with a large knife, and fled without paying. 

Eugene Police Patrol responded and a K9 was called out to search, but they were unable to find the suspect. The victim was transported in emergency mode to a local hospital for treatment of a knife wound and is recovering. 

Childers weas transported to Lane County Jail on charges of Robbery in the First Degree, Assault in the First Degree, and Unlawful Use of a Weapon. 

Case 24-00158

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