Updated: Wednesday, 20 Mar 2013, 4:21 PM EDT
Published : Wednesday, 20 Mar 2013, 4:21 PM EDT
LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Police arrested an Indiana teenager suspected of robbing a convenience store after tracing him through a state ID he allegedly used before pointing a gun at the clerk.
Eighteen-year-old Joshua P. Smith of Lafayette was being held in Tippecanoe County Jail in Lafayette Wednesday on preliminary charges of robbery by means of a deadly weapon, theft, battery on law enforcement and resisting law enforcement. A jail officer didn't know if Smith had a lawyer.
The Journal & Courier reports (http://on.jconline.com/Y6twXp ) a clerk told police a man who robbed the Lafayette store last week used an Illinois ID card to buy cigar wrappers, then held him up at gunpoint.
Police tracked the ID to Smith through a law enforcement database.
Police say Smith kicked two officers in the leg.
Information from: Journal and Courier, http://www.jconline.com