Armed man arrested for trying to steal cell phone

Armed man arrested for trying to steal cell phone
Kennewick, WASH --

A Kennewick man is now behind bars after an attempted armed robbery of a cell phone Tuesday night. Police say the incident happened about 8pm on 4th Avenue and Beech Street.

25-year old David Meraz allegedly approached of group of juveniles armed with a large knife and what appeared to be a gun. He tried to steal a cell phone, but failed and fled on foot. Nearby officers found Meraz and he was arrested with the knife and what looks like the barrel of a gun. Meraz was also in possession of narcotics.

He was booked at the Benton County Jail for Robbery in the First Degree and Possession on Methamphetamine.