The Malden Police Department is reporting a man has been arrested on criminal assault and robbery charges Thursday, Jan. 14.
Police said they received a call from Swindle’s All in One convenience store located at 506 E. Laclede on Thursday. The store employee told police a man that appeared to be suffering from severe injuries came into the store. Officers arrived within two minutes and called for medical assistance. The victim said he had been hit several times with what appeared to be a black pistol.
As a result of the investigation, Tavion Young was taken into custody. After continued investigation, the Dunklin County Prosecutor’s Office issued a warrant for the arrest of Young for assault in the first degree, armed criminal action and attempted robbery in the first degree.
Bond has been set at $50,000, cash only.
Young is currently being held in the Malden City Jail awaiting extradition.