Duluth Police Arrest Baseball Bat-Wielding Robbery Suspect Sunday Night
The Duluth Police Department shared a press release on social media where they describe a frightening assault that took place on Sunday night in Duluth. Officers responded to a call about an attempted robbery at 10:50 pm.
The victim was walking in the area of 2nd Avenue East and 1st Street on Sunday night.
The area is where the former Kozy Bar is located, across the street from the Clayton-Jackson-McGhie Memorial.
When the police arrived on the scene, they encountered an individual who had sustained an injury to their leg. They told officers that they were approached by a male who demanded money and hit them on the leg with a baseball bat.
Duluth Police Officers on the B shift reviewed the surveillance video and started their investigation. Quickly they were able to identify the suspect. They then located 20-year-old Duluth resident Chase Covington and detained him. They also found and seized the baseball bat. Covington was transported to the St. Louis County Jail and charged with Attempted Aggravated Robbery Charges.
According to the St. Louis County Jail roster, Covington is being held with No Bail for a felony first-degree aggravated-armed or inflicts bodily harm charge. He was booked on April 10, at 5:10 AM.
The Duluth Police Department thanks their B shift for thoroughly investigating this incident and holding Covington accountable for this actions.