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Arrest made after cab driver robbed, assaulted

Posted: January 6, 2012 - 5:20pm  |  Updated: January 8, 2012 - 12:08am

Local police have arrested a 19-year-old man for allegedly stealing money from and assaulting a cab driver in the valley early Friday morning.

The Juneau Police Department said in a release Joshua Raymond Jones was arrested on robbery and assault charges by 3:30 p.m. Friday, and was taken to Lemon Creek Correctional Center without bail.

The reported victim, a 46-year-old man who drove for Glacier Taxi & Tours LLC, sustained minor injuries from the incident, and was treated at Bartlett Regional Hospital.

The cab driver told police he had picked up the man in the downtown area and driven him to the valley, according to the JPD release. When the cab arrived at the Jordan Creek Shopping Center parking lot, the assailant stole an undisclosed amount of money from the cab driver, hit him in the face, then ran away.

JPD did not release the name of the cab driver.

They received the report of the attack at 1:45 a.m. on Friday morning.

Jones was arrested on suspicion of second-degree robbery, a class ‘B’ felony that can carry up to 10 years and a $100,000 fine, and fourth-degree assault, a class ‘A’ misdemeanor that can carry up to one year in prison and a $10,000 fine.

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