Michael Hines

Michael Hines

A man arrested Tuesday is accused of robbing and wounding an elderly shopper at a Baton Rouge-area Walmart in October.

The sheriff's office says 38-year-old Michael Hines, of Baton Rouge, is facing one count of armed robbery and one count of aggravated battery.

According to booking records, the incident happened on Oct. 28 around lunchtime in the parking lot of the Cortana Place Walmart.

The 90-year-old victim told authorities that after loading groceries into his vehicle, he was approached by a black male with a knife. The shopper told deputies that, because he wasn't wearing his hearing aid, he had a difficult time hearing the robber.

The sheriff's office says the victim sustained a wound on his stomach from the knife. EMS says the wound was cleaned appropriately and no further treatment was needed.

The suspect — later identified as Hines — took the victim's wallet and then fled, officials said.

Hines was arrested on Dec. 10 and booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison.