Man arrested for reportedly asaulting store manager while stealing cake

ST. ALBANS, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- UPDATE: 1/20/19 @ 6:55 p.m.

Police have charged a St. Albans man with malicious wounding and third offense shoplifting.

St. Albans police responded to a disturbance at Dairy Queen on 6th avenue Sunday.

Dispatchers told them a man had stolen an ice cream cake from the store, according to court documents.

Dispatchers say the suspect then fled the establishment and the on duty manager chased after him.

When the manager caught up to the suspect, dispatchers say the suspect hit him multiple times in the face.

The manager, identified as Robert Bowling Jr., suffered a laceration above his left eye, a fractured nose, and other soft tissue facial injuries, according to court documents.

Another employee stopped the suspect from hitting Bowling, and dispatchers say he took off with the cake in a light colored Dodge Caravan with a temporary registration.

Officers identified the suspect through surveillance video as Craig Scott.

They went to his home and found a Dodge Caravan with temporary tags outside.

Police say Scott fled his home and led police on a short foot chase.

He was then arrested.
UPDATE: 1/20/19 @ 6:55 p.m.

St. Albans Police have arrested the man they say stole from Dairy Queen and assaulted the manager.

Craig Scott is charged with malicious wounding and third offense shoplifting.

Keep checking for updates.

St. Albans Police are searching for a man who reportedly stole from Dairy Queen and assaulted the manager on Sunday.

Police say the man attempted to steal an ice cream cake from Dairy Queen on 6th Ave. The manager tried to get the cake back, and the suspect became violent.

According to police, the suspect hit and strangled the manager, who was taken to the hospital after the incident. Police say he may have some broken bones, but will be okay.

Police say the suspect drove away in a gold Dodge Caravan with temporary tags. He will be charged with robbery, malicious wounding and strangulation.

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