Robbery suspect charged with assault

Sunday Times Newspapers

TAYLOR — A 30-year-old man could spend life in prison for life after being charged with armed robbery and assault following a failed holdup Monday.

Micahel Laube was arraigned Thursday before 23rd District Court Judge William J. Sutherland on four counts, including two capital felonies, armed robbery and assault with intent to murder. Laube was also charged with assault with intent to do great bodily harm and felonious assault with a dangerous weapon.

Police Chief Mary Sclabassi said officers responded to calls from HoneyBaked Ham, 23143 Eureka, about 9:45 a.m. Monday. A store employee reported that Laube entered the store and demanded money.

“The employee fought with the defendant,” Sclabassi said of the ensuing struggle. Laube allegedly pulled a knife during the fight, and the store employee was injured, although not seriously.

No cash was taken, and Sclabassi said that Laube ran out the back door and was located about an hour later after police investigation.

Court officials said Laube will face a preliminary examination of the evidence against him on July 15, and was being held on $1 million cash bond.

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