Man arrested for alleged aggravated robbery, evading police

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WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah – West Valley City Police have arrested a man they say committed an armed robbery then kicked out a patrol car window.

John Paul Stickney, 38, was arrested for allegedly robbing the Sleep Inn hotel located at 3440 South and 2200 West on Friday.

Police say Stickney pointed a gun at the hotel’s clerk and demanded money from a register before leaving the scene. Officers were able to find Stickney and the money a short time later. 

He was arrested and put in the back of a patrol car, but police say that Stickney kicked out the car’s window on the way to jail. He tried to escape on foot but police were able to catch him.

Stickney is now facing felony charges, including aggravated robbery and evading police.