OGDEN -- Police have arrested a man who allegedly stabbed a convenience store clerk in the eye during a February robbery.
Michael Ryan Call, 19, was booked Wednesday into Weber County Jail for aggravated robbery and aggravated assault.
He is accused of robbing the Fast Stop convenience store, 809 28th St., around 9:20 p.m. Feb. 1. He has been released on $25,040 bond.
An individual wearing a mask and hoodie burst into the store brandishing a handgun and demanding cash, according to a probable cause affidavit.
A piece from the gun fell to the floor, and a clerk, fearing for his life and seeing an opportunity to end the threat, grabbed the weapon and fought the robber.
The clerk struck the robber twice with the barrel, causing injury to the individual's head, according to the affidavit.
Then the clerk pulled the robber's mask off, recognized him as a regular customer and ran from the store. Once outside, the clerk alerted a co-worker that a robbery was in progress, states the affidavit.
A few moments later, the robber, carrying a partial carton of cigarettes, ran from the store toward the clerk.
The clerk, believing he was about to be attacked again, grabbed the robber in a bear hug, and the two fell to the ground, the affidavit states.
During the struggle, the robber reached into his right front pants pocket, took out a folding knife and stabbed the clerk in the eye, the affidavit states. The clerk's co-worker attempted to restrain the robber and was nearly stabbed, it continues.
The robber then fled south on Monroe Boulevard.
DNA from blood on the cash register in the store matched a saliva sample from Call, according to the affidavit.
The clerk has lost sight in his left eye as a result of the attack.