GENESEE TOWNSHIP (WJRT) (2/7/2019) - A 16-year-old boy is facing an attempted murder charge after allegedly assaulting a man outside the Kroger store in Genesee Township earlier this week.
Prosecutors signed a warrant Thursday afternoon charging the teen as an adult with two counts: assault with intent to murder and assault with intent to rob while unarmed.
The teen wasn't identified because he hadn't been arraigned.
Police say the teen is from Onaway but his parents live in Vassar. He was living in Flint with a guardian when the attack on 63-year-old Ron Lemmon occurred on Tuesday.
Lemmon said he was getting out of his car in the parking lot at Kroger when the teen walked up and asked for a cigarette. He told the teen he doesn't smoke and the teen asked for cash to buy a pack, but Lemmon declined.
Lemmon said the teen then started assaulting him and slamming his head into the side of his car. He was able to get away and drive a couple miles back home, where he called police.
Lemmon said his injuries aren't serious, with only some cuts, bruises and swelling remaining.