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Enid man arrested after allegedly threatening to kill clerk during robbery

JOSEPH JAMES TURBYFILL

ENID, Okla. –  Police in Enid say they have arrested a man after he allegedly threatened to kill a store clerk during a robbery on Tuesday morning.

Around 8 a.m. on Tuesday, authorities say a man walked into the OnCue convenience store, covering his face.

Once inside the store, he walked behind the counter and allegedly confronted the clerk with a knife and demanded money from the register.

Police say another clerk was outside the store during the robbery.

As that clerk started to come into the store, the armed robber allegedly told him to leave or he would kill the other clerk.

As the suspect was leaving, an officer pulled up to the gas station, unaware that a crime had just occurred.

Witnesses alerted the officer to the suspect, who was running away from the scene.

The officer was able to track the suspect’s footprints in the snow to a home in the 1600 block of Field Dr.

Authorities say they arrested 21-year-old Joseph James Turbyfill, who admitted to officers that he committed the robbery.

Turbyfill was charged with armed robbery, assault with a dangerous weapon, resisting arrest and an outstanding Garfield County warrant.