Machete-Wielding Robbery Suspect Arrested in Texarkana
A suspect who allegedly tried to rob a convenience store using a machete was arrested overnight in Texarkana, Ark.
Texarkana, Ark., Police Officers responded to a robbery at the E-Z Mart in the 3400 block of East 9th Street.The caller advised a suspect armed with a machete entered the store and demanded everyone lie on the floor. After an unsuccessful attempt to rob the clerk, the suspect fled on foot toward Interstate 49.
While responding to the area, Officer Tanner Freeman and Corporal John Gibbert located the suspect hiding under the Interstate 49 overpass on East 9th Street. The suspect, 30 year old Shawn Pettit, was taken into custody and the machete was recovered. After further investigation Pettit was charged with Aggravated Robbery, as well as five counts of Aggravated Assault.
No one was injured during this incident.
Anyone with information regarding this or any other crime is urged to contact Texarkana Arkansas Police at 903-798-3154 or the Texarkana area CrimeStoppers at 903-793-STOP.