A Waco man who was jailed on an unrelated assault charge related to an incident earlier this month was arrested on an additional aggravated robbery charge Monday in connection to the attack of a woman at a local skate park last month, an arrest affidavit states.
Tyrone Lavelle Cage, 41, of Waco, was arrested for a Class A misdemeanor charge of assault on Friday before Waco police added a felony aggravated robbery charge causing serious bodily injury on Monday. Cage was named as one of three suspects who allegedly met a woman at the Sul Ross State Park on Oct. 4 before the woman was hit on the head, knocked unconscious and robbed.
"The victim was initially struck by a separate suspect, however after the attack began, the victim indicated that the defendant (Cage) joined in and began hitting and kicking the victim while she was on the ground, eventually rendering her unconscious," the affidavit states. "While she was knocked out, the victim had her backpack removed from her person and stolen."
During the investigation, police learned that the woman had reportedly met up with the three men shortly before midnight, the affidavit states. The victim and the three suspects alternate between living on the street and staying in local hotels, but all four parties are known to each other, the affidavit states.
The three suspects reportedly stole the woman's backpack, cellphone, fanny pack, cigarettes, identification cards and $45 in cash, the affidavit states. Police reported that all three assailants agreed to split the money and left the woman injured at the skate park.
The woman was taken to a local hospital for treatment of a head injury and was later released, police stated.
Detectives attempted to meet with Cage to discuss his possible connection to the incident, but he never agreed to meet police for an interview, the affidavit states. Police served Cage with the felony aggravated robbery warrant while he was in custody on the unrelated assault charge.
Cage remained jailed Monday with a bond listed at $53,000.
Waco police Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton said police continue to look for two other suspects and additional arrests are possible.