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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