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Jul 27, 2016 2:57 PM

Police: Man charged in Merrimack robbery claimed he was stabbing victim first

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MERRIMACK - A man who presented himself to police as a stab victim became a suspect himself after a robbery report last Thursday.

Merrimack police police responded to an attempted robbery report on Center Street to find a man with a stab wound. The victim was identified as Corey High, who said he was stabbed in the arm by an unknown male during the robbery.

After a police dog attempted to track the attacker unsuccessfully, police came to suspect High himself was involved in the robbery. Officers said they attempted to take High's phone and he fled on foot then deliberately smashed his cell phone on the pavement.

High also punched an officer in the face while being placed under arrest. He admitted he lied about the stab wound, and had two stolen GPS units at his residence, which were recovered.

A probable cause hearing for High is set for Aug. 2.

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