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Altus police arrest teen for robbery, assault

An Altus teen was arrested for first-degree robbery Thursday afternoon.

Police responded to an assault and battery call around 4:20 p.m. in the 1300 block of Willow, according to Altus Police Chief Tim Murphy.

“The 15-year-old male victim told police he was walking home when a vehicle stopped and several subjects exited. One of the subjects, who the victim recognized, confronted the victim and demanded his slippers,” he said. “The victim refused and while he was walking away from the confrontation, the 15-year-old suspect grabbed the victim from behind and threw him to the ground, rendering him unconscious.”

When the victimized teen awoke a short time later, his slippers were gone. He was taken to Jackson County Memorial Hospital and treated for head and shoulder injuries and later released.

The Lawton Constitution

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