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Man Charged for Robbing, Hitting Person in Head With Bat

The victim needed staples to close a gash in his head from the attack, Hazelwood Police said.

Hazelwood Patch previously reported a man beating another man with a bat in December. That crime has now been linked to a Florissant man whom police say hit a robbery victim in the head twice with an aluminum baseball bat before taking his cell phone.

Hazelwood Police said Aaron Lawson, 20, followed the man to his residence Dec. 3 in the 1600 block of Ville Cecelia Lane in Hazelwood and attacked him when he got out of his car. Lawson also punched the man in the face, police said.

The man knew Lawson, Hazelwood Police said.

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The man needed staples to close a gash in his head, according to a police report.

Lawson, of the 800 block of Loyola Drive in Florissant, was charged Tuesday with first-degree robbery, first-degree assault and two counts of armed criminal action.

Lawson was being held in St. Louis County jail Wednesday. Bail was set at $50,000.

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Bob Emling January 17, 2013 at 01:58 PM
Too bad the victim was not armed! Hit twice with a baseball bat, he is lucky he is not dead. Long live the 2nd amendment.
Candace Jarrett January 17, 2013 at 04:23 PM
Very lucky Bob. I like my Constitutional rights as well. : )
Candace Jarrett January 17, 2013 at 04:24 PM
Hey Dan, no need to copy and past the same two comments on a bunch of articles. I think your fellow readers catch your drift.
Candace Jarrett January 20, 2013 at 02:20 PM
Marquiz Lawson, profanity cannot be used on the site and for that reason I had to take down your comment. See the terms of use you agreed to when you signed up to comment: http://hazelwood.patch.com/articles/policy-reminder-for-posting-on-hazelwood-patch.
Joe Scott January 21, 2013 at 02:05 AM
Marquiz - The story is based on the police report. If you would like to contact me to give another side of the story, you can email me at joe.scott@patch.com.

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