(Michigan City, IN) - Avery Smith was accused of holding up a store in Michigan City last week. Smith was charged in La Porte Superior Court 1, where he is scheduled for an initial hearing in the case on March 15.
According to police, the 32-year-old Michigan City man robbed the Smoke and Vape Shop at 3309 Franklin Street on March 3.
An employee was injured when struck in the head during the hold-up, and an undisclosed amount of money was taken. Evidence gathered from the investigation led to Smith being identified as the robbery suspect.
Smith is charged with Level 3 Robbery Resulting in Bodily Injury and Level 6 Felony Robbery Resulting in Moderate Injury. He could face anywhere from three to 16 years on the most serious count.
According to court records, Smith has a long history of crimes like battery, theft, and criminal recklessness.