A 17-year-old is behind bars after police said he used a knife to commit a robbery at a local bus stop.

Diondre Joe Tyrone Middleton was arraigned Tuesday by Justice of the Peace Garland Potvin on a charge of robbery, a second-degree felony.

According to an arrest affidavit, the robbery occurred at a bus stop near the intersection of Aspen and Mesa streets on the morning of Dec. 19.

The victim, described as a “male student,” told police that a man approached him at the bus stop and said he would stab him with a knife if he did not hand over his phone, the affidavit stated. The victim also told police that he could see the outline of a knife in the man’s pocket.

A witness identified the man who robbed the victim as Middleton.

In a written statement, Middleton told Killeen police that he took a phone from a student at a bus stop, and sold it to someone for money and marijuana.

Potvin set Middleton’s bail at $75,000.

Potvin also arraigned the following individuals on unrelated charges Tuesday:

• Alexander Xavier Williams Sr., 24, on a charge of possession of a controlled substance, less that 1 gram.

Williams’ bail was set at $20,000.

• Matthew Dale Blake, 22, on a charge of assault of a family household member, strangulation.

Blake’s bail was set at $100,000.

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Contact Chris McGuinness at chrism@kdhnews.com or (254) 501-7568. Follow him on Twitter at ChrismKDH.

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