Arrests have been made in connection with a recent string of armed robberies that have occurred throughout the Arkansas – Texas area. Two of the robberies were committed in Texarkana, Arkansas, and both took place at the Americas Best Value Inn, 4200 North State Line Avenue. The first robbery took place on September 13th and the second on October 6th, 2011. During both incidents, an unknown male entered the hotel, approached the counter and demanded money from the clerk while displaying a handgun. During both incidents the suspect wore the same clothing.
A lengthy investigation began and eventually involved officers from the Texarkana Arkansas Police Department, along with the DeQueen PD, Hope PD, Mt. Pleasant Texas PD, Nashville PD, Howard County SO, South Central Narcotics Task Force, Arkansas State Police, and the FBI. During the course of the investigation, information was obtained which led to the arrest of Addeil Perez (H/M 21yoa), of Nashville, Arkansas and James Delarosa (H/M 20yoa), of Mineral Springs, Arkansas.
On November 9, 2011 Texarkana Arkansas Detectives, with officers from Hope PD, Nashville PD, DeQueen PD, Howard County SO, South Central Narcotics Task Force, ASP, and FBI went to Nashville, Arkansas where they served an arrest warrant on Perez for Aggravated Robbery. Perez is currently in custody at the Bi-State Jail. Delarosa was subsequently arrested in Hope, Arkansas for Aggravated Robbery.
Anyone with information regarding this crime is encouraged to contact the Texarkana Arkansas Police Department at 903-798-3154 or Texarkana area CrimeStoppers at 903-793-STOP.
Thank you and you can visit the Texarkana Arkansas Police Department online at http://www.txkusa.org/arkpolice.
Officer Kristi Mitchell
Public Information Officer
903-798-3187 (office) 903-824-4199 (cell)