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June 15, 2020 at 3:44 pm

Battery with a Deadly Weapon

On June 15th, 2020, at approximately 3:48am, the victim in this case pulled up and parked his vehicle on the road, next to a residence in the 1200 block of Satellite Drive in order to pick up a co-worker.  The victim was approached by the suspect Robert Michell while still seated in his vehicle.  Michell believed the victim was there to see his ex-girlfriend who lived in the same residence as the victim's co-worker.  Michell began striking the victim in the face with a blunt medal object out of jealousy.  The victim fled in his vehicle and Michell struck his vehicle with the same blunt medal object as he drove away.  The object used to batter the victim was later believed to be a small hand held axe.


Michell fled the area but returned around 8:00am to the home on Satellite Drive.  He was acting erratically and scaring his ex-girlfriend, who quickly left the home.  Detectives conducted surveillance of the residence throughout the day, until they confirmed Michell was in the home.  A search warrant was obtained.  Michell refused to come out of the residence to be arrested.  The SWAT team responded and surrounded the home.  Michell still refused to exit the home; tear gas was introduced into the house as well as a police K-9 after that.  Eventually Michell was located by SWAT Officers hiding back in the crawlspace.  Once located, Michell was cooperative, and no one was injured. 

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