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Man charged with robbery using tomahawk

A man accused of brandishing a tomahawk at a store employee earlier this month appeared in court Wednesday on a charge of first-degree robbery.

Deven J. Shultz, 18, was ordered held on $10,000 bond. According to court documents, an employee at Spokane Discount at 523 S. Dishman Mica Road believed Shultz had stolen an iPod docking station and the employee chased him from the store on March 7. Once outside, Shultz turned and pulled a tomahawk out, brandishing it at the employee, documents state.

The prosecutor handling the case said Shultz has a history of violent crime.

The arresting deputy wrote in court documents that he has been dealing with Shultz since Shultz was 12 and instantly recognized him from a photo taken inside the store.

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