Police: Livingston man tried to rob 2 people at knife point, injured both

Police: Livingston man tried to rob 2 people at knife point, injured both

LIVINGSTON, TX (KTRE) - Officers with the Livingston Police Department arrested at 34-year-old man on Christmas Day in connection allegations that he tried to rob two people at knife point and injured both of them.

David Alexander Canon, of Livingston, is still being held in the Polk County Jail on two first-degree felony aggravated robbery charges. Collectively, his bail amount has been set at $100,000.

According to a press release, Livingston PD officers responded to the 200 block of East Church Street at about 7:15 p.m. on Sunday to check out a report of a man who was bleeding and appeared to have been beaten up.

The victim, a 28-year-old Livingston man, told police that he got into a fight to defend himself after a co-worker approached him and tried to take his wallet, the press release stated. After the fight, the alleged victim realized that he had been stabbed with an unknown object.

EMS personnel transported the alleged victim to CHI St. Luke's Memorial Hospital in Livingston, where he was treated for non-life-threatening injuries and released.

During their investigation, the Livingston PD officers were notified of another victim who was being treated at CHI St. Luke's Health Memorial. When the LPD officers went to the hospital, they spoke to a 37-year-old Livingston man who had a cut on his arm.

The second alleged victim told the officers that he had been approached by a man holding a knife who demanded he hand over his money, the press release stated. The location the second victim gave police was in the same area of the previous robbery, and his description of the suspect was consistent with the one given by the first victim, the press release stated.

At that point, the Livingston PD officer identified Canon as the suspect and located him after they patrolled that area, the press release stated. The Livingston PD officers recovered evidence on Canon that allegedly linked him to the robberies.

Canon was arrested taken to the Polk County Jail.

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