Independence man charged with attempting to rob a pastor

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Robert Michael (Photo courtesy of Jackson County Detention Center)

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — A man was recently charged in connection to an attempted robbery.

Robert Michael, 31,  was charged on Nov. 20  with attempted robbery and armed criminal action for trying to rob a pastor.

Court documents say that on Nov. 11, a pastor gave Michael a ride. The probable cause statement says Michael tried taking the truck keys and the pastor believed that  Michael had a knife. The pastor flagged down a passing motorist for help.

The tattoos provided a good description and help lead police to an arrest.

The probable cause also indicated Michael bragged about being imprisoned in Texas for 10 years.