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Man assaulted, robbed for $10

By Nathan Hardin
nhardin@salisburypost.com
SALISBURY — A Salisbury man was charged Tuesday with punching a man in the throat and stealing $10.
A Salisbury Police report said Antoine Lamont Cowan, 30, was charged after police say he approached Carl Ohlmann in the 500 block of Park Avenue while he was on his way home.
Cowan asked Ohlmann, according to the report, if he had any money and Ohlmann replied that he didn’t.
At that time, the report said, the man struck Ohlmann in the side of his neck with his fist, causing him to fall to the ground.
As Ohlmann was getting up, the man reached into his pocket, took $10, and fled.
Ohlmann called 911 dispatch to report the incident and told authorities the man had a tattoo on his shoulder and was wearing blue jeans and a tank top.
Officers found the man shortly after in the 500 block of North Shaver Street and called for Ohlmann to identify the suspect. Ohlmann positively identified the suspect as Cowan.
Cowan, of 715 N. Lee St., was charged with felony common law robbery. He was given a $2,500 bond and was in jail Wednesday morning.

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