Attorney for teen accused of Mall St. Matthews robbery says there's more to the story

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The attorney for a Louisville teen accused of robbing a father and son at gunpoint at Mall St. Matthews says there's more to the story than what police are claiming.

The incident took place on Saturday in the mall's food court.

Police say 19-year-old Robert Lewis cornered a man and his 9-year-old son. Lewis then allegedly pulled a gun, threatened to kill them and stole everything they bought. 

St. Matthews Police were called to the mall again on Sunday -- the following day -- when a fight broke out between Lewis and the same victim.

In court on Wednesday, Lewis' attorney fought unsuccessfully for his client to be released on home incarceration.

"There's a heck of a lot more to this than what you're just reading in that uniform citation," said attorney Scott C. Cox. "He was working in the mall, your honor, in a clothing store. And this so-called 'victim' went into the store with about 10 people with him and threatened him."

Judge Todd Hollenbach decided the $25,000 bond was not excessive, and denied the request for home incarceration.


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