Lincoln City Police are pleased to announce that a subject has been arrested for the armed robbery that occurred at the Lincoln City branch of TLC Fibre Federal Credit Union on June 15, 2023. The arrest comes after several months of intensive investigation that involved multiple law enforcement agencies. Arrested for the armed robbery was 20-year-old Micah James Wilson of Marion County, Oregon.
On June 15, 2023 at about 10:05 AM, Lincoln City Police responded to the TLC Fibre Federal Credit Union after receiving a report of an armed robbery having just occurred at the location. Upon arrival, officers determined the suspect fled the location on foot and they and LCPD Detectives began investigating the incident. The suspect was not located at that time and detectives continued to investigate.
LCPD Detectives began working with multiple other law enforcement agencies in the area, as well as agencies from the Mid-Willamette Valley area, and after several months of rigorous and thorough investigation, were able to gather information leading to the identification of the suspect as Micah James Wilson. As a result of the extensive investigation, LCPD Detectives determined that Wilson was the suspect in another armed robbery that occurred in Lincoln City at the Snug Harbor Bar & Grill on May 7, 2023. During this incident the suspect displayed a handgun and reportedly fired a shot while struggling with citizens trying to detain him. No injuries were reported and the suspect was able to flee from the scene. In addition, LCPD Detectives were able to link Wilson to a business burglary that occurred at the Smoke Tokez shop on February 14, 2023.
On June 24, 2023 Wilson was arrested in Salem, Oregon on an abscond warrant and lodged at the Marion County Jail. Additional charges from various Mid-Willamette Valley agencies soon followed. On October 11, 2023, a Lincoln County Grand Jury issued an indictment for Wilson on multiple charges including: two counts of Robbery in the first degree, four counts of Unlawful Use of a Weapon, two counts of Pointing a Firearm at Another, three counts of Menacing, three counts of Recklessly Endangering Another Person, two counts of Assault in the Fourth Degree, one count of Burglary in the First Degree, one count of Theft in the First Degree, one count of Theft in the Second Degree, one count of Theft in the Third Degree, Criminal Mischief in the First Degree, and Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree.
Wilson had been transferred from the Marion County Jail to the Lincoln County Jail and was in custody when he was arraigned on all of the Lincoln County charges on October 23, 2023.
Details of the investigations and subsequent arrest were initially held due to ongoing criminal investigations being conducted by other law enforcement agencies.
Lincoln City Police are proud of the diligent investigative work conducted by our detectives that resulted in the culmination of charges against an individual whose criminal conduct put the safety of citizens of Lincoln City and elsewhere at risk. The Lincoln City Police Department extends our thanks to all of the law enforcement agencies in our area, and in the Mid-Willamette Valley area, who worked in partnership to resolve these cases and remove a criminal element from our streets.
Submitted by: Lieutenant Jeffrey Winn