By News-Register staff • 

Suspect arrested following Dayton bank robbery

Noe Sandoval
Noe Sandoval

DAYTON -- A former McMinnville resident was arrested Monday evening after he allegedly robbed the Dayton branch of US Bank at gunpoint. Yamhill County Sheriff's deputies say it maybe his second robbery of the same bank.

Noe Tlazalo Sandoval, 30, was charged with one count each of first-degree robbery, attempt to elude a police officer and unlawful use of a weapon. He was booked into the Yamhill County Jail on $165,000 bail, pending arraignment in circuit court.

It was the second time in two months that the bank has been robbed. Sandoval is considered a suspect in the first robbery, too.

Sheriff's deputies gave this account:

The bank was robbed about 5 p.m. by an adult male who fled in a 1998 Honda CRV sport utility vehicle. Bank employees gave a description of the vehicle to law enforcement officers shortly after the incident.

An Oregon State Police trooper spotted the Honda on Highway 18 near Cruikshank Road, between Dayton and McMinnville. When the trooper tried to stop the CRV, the driver sped off.

After a short pursuit, the Honda ended up in a field near Old Stone Village. The suspect was taken into custody by troopers, deputies and McMinnville police officers.

According to deputies, Sandoval had a handgun and evidence linking him to the bank robbery in his possession at the time of the arrest. They said he currently lives in the Salem area, although he also gives an address on Macy Street in McMinnville.

Anyone with information about either robbery should contact sheriff's Detective Justin Brester at 503-434-7506, or