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.
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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