On February 25, 2010, at 9:40pm, Officers were dispatched to the EZ Mart Convenience Store, located at 711 Hickory, in reference to an armed robbery in progress. Upon arrival, Officers were advised that a black male, wearing a blue sweater hoodie combo, with blue jeans, and short facial hair entered the business and approached the counter. The suspect immediately displayed a large revolver pistol and demanded money from the register. After receiving an undisclosed amount of cash, the suspect fled the business in a gold Ford Crown Victoria.
As Officers were investigating the robbery, an additional 911 call was dispatched from Wadley Hospital in reference to a gunshot victim. Officers arrived and located the victim, Mattie Collins, B/F 44 yoa, with two gunshot wounds. Upon further investigation, it was determined that an altercation occurred at Collins residence, involving her live-in boyfriend, Marzell Woodberry. For reasons unknown, Woodberry shot Collins two times while inside the residence before he drove Collins to Wadley Hospital for medical attention.
It was determined that after leaving Collins at Wadley Hospital, Woodberry then drove to 711 Hickory and committed the robbery.
Texarkana Arkansas Police Officers and Detectives searched for Woodberry throughout the night until he was located early this morning. Officers William Smith, Jeremy Poole, and Richard Patrick located Woodberry hiding inside the lobby of the Ritz motel, 1415 East Broad Street
Woodberry was arrested and charged with aggravated robbery. This case is still under investigation and domestic battery charges are pending.
Thank you and you can visit the Texarkana Arkansas Police Department online at http://www.txkusa.org/arkpolice.
Officer Kristi Mitchell
Public Information Officer