(Stillwater, Okla.) – A Payne County man, who was 19 when he broke into a Cushing house to steal guns in what he called “a gang thing,” has been ordered to appear in court on Nov. 3 for a preliminary hearing on a charge of robbing a Stillwater convenience store clerk of $105 with an imitation firearm.
Former Cushing resident London Christopher Honeybuss, 21, of Stillwater, has been jailed on $40,000 bail since his arrest by Stillwater Police Officer Greg Calloway last month, court records show.
If convicted of robbery with an imitation firearm, Honeybuss could be incarcerated for five years to life in prison.
Honeybuss served five months in the state’s prison boot camp program for a Cushing residential burglary that he committed two years ago, court records show.
On his release from the Regimented Inmate Discipline (RID) program last March, Honeybuss was placed on five years’ probation with an order to comply with treatment recommendations, undergo random drug tests, attend AA/NA meetings, and perform 75 hours of community service, court records show.
Six months later, Honeybuss was charged with using an imitation firearm to rob the OnCue convenience store at 2101 E. 6th in Stillwater shortly before midnight on Sept. 12, and obstructing an officer by giving a false name to avoid arrest, court records show.
Honeybuss’s girlfriend said that she drove to the OnCue behind her father, who was driving a car with her three small children and Honeybuss as passengers, the Stillwater officer alleged in an affidavit.
She said that her father was going to meet her there to put gas in her car, the affidavit alleged.
She said that she pulled up to the pump while Honeybuss got out of her father’s car to go inside to pay for her gas, the affidavit alleged.
She said he was gone for a long time, the affidavit alleged.
She said that when Honeybuss came out of the store, he ran to her car, jumped in, and said “Let’s get out of here,” the affidavit alleged.
The store clerk “ran out of the store and approached her vehicle as she was leaving,” before telling her she was going to be in trouble because her passenger had just robbed him inside the store, the affidavit alleged.
Since Honeybuss was holding a cigar and beverage, she thought the “robbery” was because he stole two items, the affidavit alleged.
She kept yelling at Honeybuss “what did you do?” the affidavit alleged.
“Finally, London (Honeybuss) said, ‘I took their money,’” the affidavit alleged.
Honeybuss’s girlfriend “was infuriated and demanded he take the money back immediately,” the affidavit alleged.
She said that Honeybuss handed her a handful of money and told her to take it back, the affidavit alleged.
As she stopped to turn the car around at 12th and Jardot, “London jumped out of the car and took off running,” the affidavit alleged.
Honeybuss’s girlfriend “drove back to the OnCue where she tried to give the money back to the clerk, but the clerk said he wasn’t going to take it,” the affidavit alleged.
The clerk said that after Honeybuss made a purchase, he said “give me all the money in the register,” the affidavit alleged.
The clerk said “he told the male that he was not going to get away with it, because they have 30 surveillance cameras,” the affidavit alleged.
The clerk said that Honeybuss “told him he has kids to feed and then moved his hand to the side that was inside his blue hoodie,” to show what the clerk thought was a gun, the affidavit alleged.
The clerk said “after seeing the gun, he complied and gave this subject all the money that was in the register,” the affidavit alleged.
The clerk said that about 10 minutes after the robber fled in a car, the driver “returned to the parking lot and tried to give him the money back, which he refused to take back,” the affidavit alleged.
At the time of the robbery, police could not locate Honeybuss, who was arrested three and a half hours later after officers were sent to a house where a very sweaty man was banging on the door wanting to come inside at 3 a.m., the affidavit alleged.
Honeybuss was spotted emerging into an open field from a tree line near a trailer park, the affidavit alleged.
“I had my handgun out and pointed at him. It was my belief at this time he was the robbery suspect and was armed.
“Once he saw my gun, he shouted, ‘don’t shoot me, bro,’” the officer wrote in his affidavit.
“I told him that I did not want to shoot him, and I then started giving him clear concise loud verbal commands,” which Honeybuss followed, the officer wrote in his affidavit.
On the way to the city jail, the officer stopped at the OnCue convenience store that had been robbed to see if the clerk could identify Honeybuss, the affidavit said.
When the clerk walked to the hood of the patrol car and the officer shined his flashlight on Honeybuss, the clerk immediately said, “Yeah, that’s him,” the affidavit alleged.