Cops: Man Attacks Women with Screwdriver, Another Suspect Assaults Man with Metal Pole

Last night, a 42-year-old man attacked four women with a screwdriver, according to St. Louis police officials.

Cops were called to the Walnut Park West neighborhood in north St. Louis just after 7 p.m. and found four women suffering from injuries apparently related to a screwdriver assault incident.

The women were treated on scene by EMS and the suspect was taken into custody without further incident. Police have not released any details on the suspect's relationship to the victims, who were four women, ages fifteen, eighteen, 23 and 39.

The assault happened on the 6100 block of Sherry Avenue, police say.

click to enlarge Sherry Avenue. - via Google Maps
via Google Maps
Sherry Avenue.

Cops say that the suspect, who they also haven't named, injured the women with a screwdriver "and his hands."

Meanwhile, in a separate assault incident last night on West Florissant Avenue (nearby in north St. Louis), police say that a 48-year-old male -- who was begging inside of a store and was asked to leave -- ended up attacking a 40-year-old male with a "metal pole." The victim, who appears to be a store employee, managed to wrestle the pole out of the suspect's hands and "fended him off using the pole to strike the suspect until he was able to retreat inside the business."

The suspect was arrested without incident and the victim, who suffered a "deep laceration" in his forearm, was taken to the hospital, police say.

click to enlarge West Florissant Avenue in north St. Louis. - via Google Maps
via Google Maps
West Florissant Avenue in north St. Louis.

Over the weekend, there were four other armed robbery incidents in the city of St. Louis and three non-fatal shootings.

Here's the incident summary for the screwdriver incident followed by the report for the pole attack from SLMPD.

Incident: Assault 1st
Location: 6100 block of Sherry
Date/Time: 7-14-13 @ 19:11
Victim: 39-year old black female
Victim: 18-year old black female
Victim: 15-year old black female
Victim: 23-year old black female
Suspect: 42-year old black male
Officers responded to a "Call for Police" in the 6100 block of Sherry. Upon arrival, the officers were met by the victims who were being treated on the scene by EMS. The suspect assaulted all of the victims causing injury with a screw driver and his hands. The suspect was taken into custody without further incident. The investigation is ongoing.

Incident: Assault 1st; Assault 3rd; General Peace Disturbance; Trespassing on Private Property
Location: 5590 West Florissant
Date/Time: 07-14-2013 @ 23:00
Victim: 40-year old black male
Suspect: 48-year old black male
The suspect was inside the store begging for money when he was asked to leave by the victim. The suspect pushed the victim and began to curse loudly at him, resulting in a crowd to form to observe the incident. The victim ordered the suspect to leave the store and the suspect eventually complied. Several minutes later the suspect returned to the store and engaged in argument with the victim again. The victim demanded the suspect leave the business and walked the suspect out of the business onto the sidewalk. Once outside, the suspect walked to a vehicle and retrieved a metal pole from the trunk. The suspect attacked the victim swinging the pole at him and landing the pole on the bottom left forearm of the victim causing a deep laceration. The victim was able to wrestle the pole from the suspect and fended him off using the pole to strike the suspect until he was able to retreat inside the business. The suspect was taken into custody without incident. The victim was transported to an area hospital for treatment. The investigation is ongoing.

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