Pemiscot Co. teen charged with assault and robbery at gunpoint

Dewayne Woods (Source: Pemiscot Co. Sheriff's Dept.)
Dewayne Woods (Source: Pemiscot Co. Sheriff's Dept.)

By Heartland News

HAYTI HEIGHTS, MO (KFVS) - A 16-year-old teenager from Hayti Heights faces charges of robbery in the first degree and armed criminal action in two separate incidents.

Dewayne Woods is accused of assaulting and stealing $250 from an 89-year-old man on June 5 around the area of S. Martin Luther King Dr. in Hayti Heights, according to Pemiscot County Sheriff Tommy Grenwell.

After following up on a separate robbery on May 23, this one at gunpoint, police arrested Woods as a suspect in the crimes.

Woods will be tried as an adult and was placed in the Pemiscot County Justice Center with bond set at $100,000.

Woods will be arraigned by Judge Byron Luber on Thursday.

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