Golconda, IL man accused of assaulting Paducah, KY restaurant cook

PADUCAH, Ky. (KBSI) – A Golconda, Illinois man faces a strangulation charge after Paducah police say he assaulted a cook at a Paducah restaurant.

Michael Robbins, 41, of Golconda faces a charge of second-degree strangulation.

He was found and arrested on January 27 by the Pope County Sheriff’s Department.

Officers were dispatched to the Waffle Hut at 5440 Cairo Road for a physical disturbance on January 19 at 7:01 p.m.

The victim told officers two customers in inside the restaurant were being disorderly and appeared intoxicated. He asked the two to be respectful of other patrons and went back to cooking.

Shortly after, one of the men went behind the counter and started choking the victim, according to Paducah police.

Police say the suspect also made threats to the victim.

The suspect and his companion left the scene in a green Geo Tracker with a black hard top, roof rack holding a spare tire with Illinois license registration.

The victim was taken to a local hospital for treatment.

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