Lafayette man charged in Village Pantry attempted armed robbery

A suspect in an armed robbery of a Village Pantry on January 28 was officially charged Thursday

Posted: Jan 30, 2020 5:01 PM
Updated: Jan 31, 2020 6:12 AM

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — An attempted robbery at a Lafayette Village Pantry ended with the suspect shot by a non-lethal weapon earlier this week. It's all laid out in new court documents detailing the man's charges.

Shawn Yoakum is accused of attempted armed robbery and resisting law enforcement. Prosecutors said he tried to rob the Village Pantry on North 14th Street early Tuesday morning.

According to court documents, he demanded money and showed the clerk a large knife. He left without getting any cash.

Police found Yoakum in an alley in the surrounding neighborhood. After unsuccessfully trying to taze him, officers shot him with the non-lethal weapon, then took him into custody.

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