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Woman Lured Man to Hotel Room Where He Was Stabbed and Robbed, Police Say

When the man entered the room at the Northwest Airport Inn May 10, another man stabbed and robbed him, and he attacker and the woman split the money, , Bridgeton Police said.

A woman lured a man to her motel room in Bridgeton May 10 where a St. Charles man lying in wait stabbed him in the chest and robbed him, police said.

Bridgeton Police said Lindsay Dames, 19, arranged for the man to be robbed by David Smith, 47, who waited at the Northwest Airport Inn at 3570 North Lindbergh Blvd. in Bridgeton, an extended stay motel.

When Dames and the man entered her room, Smith attacked the man, stabbing him in the chest and lacerating his liver, according to a police report. They took cash and a cell phone from the man, according to a court document.

Smith, of the 1700 block of Fifth Street in St. Charles, was charged Friday with first-degree assault, first-degree robbery and two counts of armed criminal action.

Dames, of the 1000 block of Elk Run in Imperial, was charged Friday with first-degree robbery and armed criminal action.

Police said the two split the cash and left the room together. Witnesses who saw them during events leading up to the crime identified Dames and Smith, officers said.

Smith and Dames are being held in St. Louis County jail. Smith is held in lieu of a $100,000 bond; Dames is held in lieu of a $50,000 bond.

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The Missourian May 23, 2013 at 07:01 PM
St. Charles should require landlords to charge prospective tenants for and run criminal background and credit checks in St. Charles, and require renters with criminal records to purchase a license from the city before they can rent. Some of the trash might move on to greener pastures.

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