STOCKTON — A robbery suspect jumped into the Calaveras River on Thursday morning in north Stockton to hide from police, authorities say.


A 30-year-old man got into an argument with the suspect, identified as 44-year-old Jason Murray, at about 6:15 a.m. in the 5500 block of Feather River Drive, according to a Stockton Police Department Facebook post. Murray pointed a revolver at the man and held a machete to his neck before robbing him of his property and fleeing.


Officers located Murray a short time later at the banks of the Calaveras River near Mission Road and River Drive, police said. The suspect fled from officers into the water and attempted to hide near the water’s edge, but was ultimately taken into custody with the use of a less-lethal beanbag shotgun.


The suspect was transported to an area hospital for treatment before being booked into the County Jail, police said.


Online jail records show Murray is being held on $300,000 bail and is facing felony charges on suspicion of first-degree robbery and being a felon in possession of a firearm, as well as a misdemeanor charge of resisting arrest. His next court date is scheduled for Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. in Stockton.


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Jason Murray, 44, was arrested Thursday on suspicion of robbery and resisting arrest. [STOCKTON POLICE DEPARTMENT]