Baker City Police have arrested a second man on allegations that he helped rob two men of cash and a cellphone while assaulting one of them during an altercation at Cedar and H streets last summer.

Zachary Aron Carter, 22, of 1036 Tamar St., is charged with six counts of second-degree robbery and one count each of third-degree assault and second- and third-degree theft, District Attorney Greg Baxter said Monday.

Carter is accused of participating in the robbery with Colvin William Cutshall III, 30, of 2160 Wabash St.

Carter was arrested on a Baker County grand jury indictment at 9:40 p.m. Saturday at Campbell and East streets. He was arraigned Monday in Baker County Circuit Court, Baxter said. Bail is $50,000.

Cutshall, who has been held at the jail on other charges since Nov. 19, was arrested on a grand jury indictment for the same crimes on Feb. 3. The grand jury indicted both men on Jan. 30, court documents state.

Cutshall and Carter are both charged with robbing Caleb Day, 22, and Dillon Baldwin, 20, both of Baker City, at 1:30 a.m. in the area of Cedar and H streets on July 22, 2019.

The charges of second-degree robbery, a Class B felony, accuse Cutshall and Carter, in different scenarios, of working together to threaten Day and Baldwin while claiming to be armed with a dangerous weapon when they took their property, the indictments state.

Upon conviction, second-degree assault carries a mandatory minimum prison term of five years and 10 months.

The two men are charged with third-degree assault, a Class C felony, for allegedly causing physical injury to Day when they took his wallet and cellphone valued at more than $100, which constitutes second-degree theft, a Class A misdemeanor.

The third-degree theft charge, a Class C misdemeanor, accuses the two men of taking cash of less than $100 from Baldwin.

Robert Moon, a Baker City attorney, has been appointed to represent Carter. Cutshall’s court-appointed attorney is Robert Raschio of Canyon City.

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