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Ronald E. Harris III, 38, Rock Island

Ronald E. Harris III, 38, Rock Island.

A Rock Island man was in custody Tuesday, accused of threatening another man with a metal pipe in an attempt to steal money from him.

Ronald E. Harris III, 38, has been charged with attempted armed robbery and attempted aggravated robbery, according to Rock Island County court records. The charges stem from an incident Saturday.

The attempted robbery happened around 9:40 p.m. in the 4500 block of 11th Street, according to Rock Island Police Department reports. Harris was arrested a few minutes later at 14th Street and 45th Avenue.

Harris was in the Rock Island County Jail as of Tuesday afternoon, according to the Rock Island County Sheriff's Office.

His bail was set at $50,000. To be freed, he will have to post $5,000.

Harris is next scheduled for court on July 17, court records state.

— Anthony Watt