The Texarkana Arkansas Police Department has arrested John Cheatom, B/M 23yoa, of Texarkana, Arkansas. Cheatomís arrest is the direct result of an investigation into three recent incidents that involved an individual who robbed a taxi driver. The first incident occurred on May 21st, 2012 at the Links Apartment complex, when an individual called for a taxi cab and then physically restrained the driver and demanded money before fleeing on foot. Approximately three months later, two similar incidents occurred on August 22nd, at Village Park South and then on August 24th, in the 700 block of East Street. During both incidents the individual again called for a taxi cab and then physically restrained the driver and demanded money before fleeing on foot.
On this date Cheatom contacted Detectives and turned himself into police custody. Cheatom has been charged with 3 counts of robbery.
Anyone with information is strongly urged 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)