TEXARKANA POLICE DEPARTMENT

TEXARKANA, ARKANSAS

new badge Officer Kristi Mitchell
Public Information Officer

903-798-3187 (office)
903-824-4199 (cell)
903-798-3023 (fax)

PRESS RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 
 

12-02-2016

 
     

Re: 5 Arrests Made in Recent Series of Robberies

 

Recently the Texarkana Arkansas Police Department (TAPD) Criminal Investigation Division (CID) has been investigating a series of robberies where individual victims reported being robbed by gunpoint of personal property, including cell phones and money. Details of the three reported incidents are as follows;

1. November 4th, 2016, 3300 Block of Washington Street at 11:30am, female victim reported she was robbed at gunpoint while retrieving mail from the complex mailboxes by 3 male suspects.

2. November 23rd, 2016, 200 Block of Relator Avenue at 6:00pm, male victim, employee of the business, reported he was robbed at gunpoint by 3 unknown male suspects.

3. November 25th, 2016, 4300 Block of North State Line Avenue at 3:00am, male victim advised he was robbed at gunpoint by 3 unknown male suspects and 1 female suspect.

Detectives have been working diligently to identify and arrest these suspects before anyone was seriously injured. There efforts were successful and 5 arrests have been made;

Kevonte Smith, B/M 19yoa, arrested and charged with aggravated robbery (2 counts) and possession of a firearm by certain person.

Rodrick Vann, B/M 19yoa, arrested and charged with aggravated robbery (3 counts), possession of a controlled substance, and breaking and entering of a vehicle.

Master Leal Jr. B/M 22yoa, arrested and charged with aggravated robbery (2 counts) and breaking and entering of a vehicle.

Kiona Easter, B/F 18yoa, arrested and charged with aggravated robbery.

Phillip Cornelius, B/M 25yoa, arrested and charged with aggravated robbery and breaking and entering of a vehicle.

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.

Thank you and you can visit the Texarkana Arkansas Police Department online at http://www.txkusa.org/arkpolice.

Contact Information
Lieutenant Todd Harness
Public Information Supervisor

903-798-3153 (office) )
903-798-3023 (fax)

 

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