Man reports attempted armed robbery

JONESBORO, AR  (KAIT) – A man and a teenager were walking down the side of a road when another man attempted to rob them at gunpoint, according to a Jonesboro police report.

According to Officer Nicholas Dumond, Ricky Lee Tillman, 24, of Jonesboro and a 15-year-old boy were walking down Oakhurst when another man started to follow them. Tillman said the man eventually tried to pull a pistol on them, but the weapon got stuck in the suspect's pocket. Tillman and the boy then ran from the suspect.

According to Tillman, as the pair were walking, the suspect began following them down Oakhurst. Tillman got suspicious, and crossed the road to walk on the other side. Tillman said the suspect followed them.

Tillman then noticed a stick in the road. When he reached to pick it up, the suspect told him to "drop it". As Tillman turned around, the suspect tried to pull the weapon from his pocket. The suspect then chased Tillman and the boy before he gave up.

Tillman and the boy gave police a description of the suspect, but no one has been arrested.

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