Texarkana Arkansas 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.
On Friday, March 27, 2015 at 8:00am Texarkana Arkansas Police received an alarm call at the Stop and Shop Convenience Store located at 1804 East 9th Street. Upon arrival officers located two store employees with lacerations and bleeding heavily. Both victims were transported by LifeNet for medical attention.
The investigation revealed that the suspect, David Clark, B/M 24yoa, entered the store and proceeded to the counter with several items. The store employee began to ring up the items in the register when Clark reached over the counter and cut the employees neck with a sharp object, causing a large laceration. At this time Clark ran behind the counter and cut the second employee as well. Clark then went to the register and attempted to open it but was unsuccessful. Clark then fled the business on foot.
Within a short time Detectives arrived and were able to develop information that led them to Clark, who lived in the area of the store. Clark was arrested for Attempted Capital Murder, Aggravated Robbery, and Battery 2nd.
Anyone with information is strongly urged to contact Texarkana Arkansas Police at 903-798-3154 or the 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