Man arrested for trying to steal car, punching woman in the face

A man turned himself in to Columbia police after trying to rob a woman in the Jefferson Junior High School parking lot Wednesday afternoon.

The woman was walking to her car when 17-year-old Marquez Marshall approached her and demanded the keys. Marshall punched her in the face and ran away after she refused to hand over the keys.

The woman was taken to a local hospital for her injuries.

At 6:14 p.m., Marshall turned himself in for the attempted strong arm robbery. He was arrested for second degree robbery and third degree assault.