Men Assaulted Victim While Trying to Steal His Guns: Cops

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    Old Saybrook Police
    Joshua Griswold and Michael Lawhorn have been arrested in Old Saybrook. Police said they assaulted a man while trying to steal his guns.

    Old Saybrook police have arrested two men accused of seriously injuring another man while trying to steal his guns.

    When police responded to a report of an assault and robbery at 1:40 a.m. on Thursday, they learned that a 50-year-old man had been assaulted when he would not give up his firearms to people who were trying to steal them, police said.

    The victim suffered serious injuries and was transported to the Middlesex Hospital Shoreline Medical Center.

    Police started looking for the assailants and arrested them on Thursday morning.

    Joshua Griswold, 18, of Old Saybrook, and Michael Lawhorn, 23, whose address is listed as a motel in Old Saybrook, were arrested and charged with robbery in the first degree, assault in the second degree, criminal attempt to steal a firearm, strangulation in the second degree, larceny in the sixth degree and conspiracy.

    Police released mug shots of the men and Lawhorn has a quote scrawled across his chest that says, “Dream like you live forever.”

    They are being held on $100,000 bond and are due in Middlesex Superior Court on June 6.

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