Niagara Falls Police has charged a 57-year-old Niagara Falls man for his involvement in the assault and robbery that took place on the morning of Friday January 19th at a gas station on Buffalo Avenue. The female clerk remains hospitalized for the injuries she sustained after being struck numerous times in the head with a hammer during the robbery.
Darrion A. Cotton was taken into custody Monday afternoon by Niagara Falls Police. Cotton has been charged with one count of Assault in the first degree and two counts of Robbery in the first degree. His bail is set at $500,000 cash or $1,000,000 bond. Cotton is scheduled to return to Niagara Falls City Court on Friday January 26th for a Preliminary Hearing.
The quick arrest was the result of the diligent work of lead Detectives Kevin Henderson and Kenneth Redmond and members of the Criminal Investigation and Crime Scene Units as well as critical information developed by Patrol Officer Joshua Salada.
Even with the arrest, the investigation continues and police are still asking anyone with information to contact detectives at (716) 286-4553.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the female store clerk and her family during this difficult time as she remains hospitalized.