1040 Whitley Ave., Corcoran CA 93212   |   Phone: (559) 992-3115

Local police arrested Kaden Stephens Wednesday afternoon after he led them on quite a crime spree.

Officers first received a call from the local Rite Aid store, regarding a subject who entered the store and began yelling profanity and religious quotes at employees and customers. When employees told the man they were contacting police, Stephens physically attempted to take the phone from one employee, knocking her to the ground.


When another employee came to her assistance, he too was assaulted by Stephens, who then fled the scene on a bicycle. He was followed by witnesses, who notified police of the incident. The witnesses followed Stephens to Square Deal Market, where they saw him knocking over items off the shelves inside the store.


He then left the market and was followed to the area of North and Estes avenues, where Corcoran officers were able to confront him. Stephens began yelling, “Allah Akbar” and started shouting for the police to shoot him, while reaching into his waistband. He withdrew a cell phone and told officers he was going to detonate a bomb. Stephens was then taken into custody without further incident.


He was booked into the Kings County Jail on charges of robbery, making criminal threats and preventing a call for assistance by a wireless device. His bail was set at $160,000.


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