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Robbery suspect also murder convict


GlanvilleShattered glass littered the ground in front of K & S Wholesale Inc. in Forest Grove Monday morning. The auto-sales shop’s windows were boarded up, and yellow “police line” tape surrounded the property — all evidence of the frantic scene that unfolded last week.

Outside in the parking lot, K & S’s chagrined owner, Scott Page, was direct about what happened a week ago Wednesday around 5 p.m., when a man entered his business with a gun.

“He came at my wife and I fought him to the ground,” said Page, recalling the events of April 9. “He came to kill, and now he’s in jail.”

After an eight-hour standoff, police took Gregory Glanville, a 56-year-old transient who listed a previous address in Forest Grove, into custody shortly after 1 a.m. the next day, April 10. They charged him with multiple crimes.

Glanville had been convicted of second-degree murder in Washington state’s Thurston County in 1978 and served the majority of his prison time in Monroe, Wash., according to Ruth Clemens, a spokeswoman for the Washington State Department of Corrections.

He was paroled in 1993.

Forest Grove Police responded to K&S last week after a witness saw a man with a gun walk through the parking lot and enter the business. “Officers arrived on scene within seconds of the call and learned that a robbery was in progress,” said Capt. Mike Herb.

Moments later they learned the owner of the business was engaged in a “volatile physical struggle inside” and that shots had been fired by the suspect, said Herb. The rounds “reportedly narrowly missed hitting [Page],” Herb added. by: NEWS-TIMES PHOTO: DOUG BURKHARDT - Boarded-up windows and shattered glass outside K & S Wholesale Inc. on Pacific Avenue are remnants of an armed robbery that occurred at the Forest Grove busines April 9.

Police surrounded the building and called for backup. Page, along with his wife and small child, were able to escape the business, leaving the armed suspect inside, according to Herb.

Members of the Washington County Tactical Negotiations Team responded to the scene and attempted to negotiate Glanville’s surrender over several hours. Glanville was still armed and reportedly made threats to kill police and others during the standoff. After attempts to negotiate with Glanville failed, officers deployed chemical agents in an attempt to force him out.

Page suffered minor injuries during his struggle with the suspect. His wife and son were not injured, nor were any officers.

Glanville was lodged at the Washington County Jail in Hillsboro on charges of attempted murder, robbery in the first degree, unlawful use of a weapon and felon in possession of a firearm, as well as a Deschutes County warrant.