Attempted Capital Murder Suspect Slashes Neck and Stomach of Victims Prior to Capture by Police
On Friday, March 27, 2015 at 8 a.m. Texarkana Ark., police received an alarm call at the 'Stop and Shop Convenience Store' located at 1804 East 9th Street.
Upon arrival, officers discovered two store employees who had severe cuts on them and were heavily bleeding. Both victims were transported by LifeNet for medical attention.
The investigation revealed that David Clark, 24, allegedly entered the store and walked to the counter with several items. A store employee began to ring up the items in the register when Clark reached over the counter and cut the employee's neck with a sharp object, causing a large cut and excessive bleeding.
Clark then allegedly ran behind the counter and cut a second employee as well. Police say Clark next went to the register and attempted to open it but was unsuccessful. Clark then reportedly fled the business on foot.
Within a short time, Clark was arrested for 'Attempted Capital Murder,' 'Aggravated Robbery,' and 'Battery in the Second Degree.'
Texarkana, Ark., Police Officer T.J. Miles was first to arrive on scene this morning when the robbery call was first dispatched to beat officers in the 1800 block of East 9th Street. Upon arrival and entering the store, Officer Miles located one of the victims inside the store bleeding profusely from a large neck wound unable to speak. Officer Miles was able to position the victim and stopped the bleeding by utilizing a t-shirt and applying pressure until a LifeNet Paramedic Unit arrived.
Officer Christine Knouse arrived and located the second victim with a deep laceration in his abdominal area. Officer Knouse using her hand firmly placed pressure to stop the bleeding. Both Officer Knouse and Miles continued to apply pressure and stabilize both victims until medical attention arrived and rushed them to local hospitals for further medical attention.
Currently both victims in this case are in recovery at the local hospitals.
Anyone with additional information on this case is strongly urged to contact the Texarkana Ark., Police Department at (903) 798-3154 or the Texarkana area CrimeStoppers at (903) 793-STOP.