The son of a high-ranking local law enforcement officer is in the Salt Lake County Jail awaiting a preliminary hearing on charges he robbed a Taylorsville grocery store.

Matt Stott, 18, South Jordan, has been charged with one count of robbery, a first-degree felony, which carries a maximum penalty of five years to life in prison. A preliminary hearing is set for June 4 in 3rd District Court.Police and prosecutors say that Stott attempted to take four cartons of Sudafed decongestant from Albertsons grocery store, 4700 S. Redwood Rd. about 2 a.m. on April 4.

When approached in the parking lot by store personnel, Stott produced a 6-inch kitchen knife and cut one employee across the left forearm, a Salt Lake County sheriff's report states.

Stott is the son of Salt Lake Assistant Police Chief Larry Stott. Contacted by the Deseret News, he declined comment.