By CBS13 Staff

OROVILLE (CBS13) – A man arrested on Monday is accused of robbing a store he used to work at and assaulting an employee with an aluminum baseball bat, the Oroville Police Department announced.

Authorities said 35-year-old Thomas Ray Bauguess, III, entered a Food Express on Montgomery Street at around 1 a.m. on May 24 demanding money and gas from the clerk. The clerk recognized Bauguess, refusing his demands and asking him to leave.

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Instead of leaving, Bauguess reportedly grabbed a baseball bat and hit the clerk with it multiple times. Oroville police said Bauguess then grabbed $700 from the register and left in a dark-colored vehicle before police got to the scene.

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Two weeks later on Monday, June 7, an arrest warrant was obtained for Bauguess, who was taken into custody within hours in the area of River Bend Park, police said.

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Bauguess was booked into the Butte County Jail on charges of robbery and assault with a deadly weapon. He is being held on $80,000 bail.