BEND, OR -- Two teens are accused of stealing marijuana from a 16-year-old, during a weekend drug deal. The younger boy agreed to sell a large amount of pot to 18-year-old Jarron Forbes (pictured) and a 17-year-old boy. But when they met in southwest Bend Sunday evening, police say the suspects refused to pay for it.
The boy tried to take back his drugs but grabbed Forbes' phone instead. A struggle ensued and the victim suffered minor injuries. The two left but returned a short time later. Forbes allegedly pointed a gun at the victim and demanded his phone back. He took the victim’s phone instead and left.
Following an investigation by Bend Police, Forbes was contacted Monday and arrested on multiple charges, including Robbery and Recklessly Endangering. His alleged 17-year-old accomplice turned himself in and faces similar charges.
Investigators believe the handgun seen was a replica and no weapon has been recovered.