Man shot during aggravated robbery surrenders to police

Man shot during aggravated robbery surrenders to police

BLYTHEVILLE, AR (KAIT) - A Blytheville man charged with aggravated residential burglary appeared in court for the first time Tuesday.

Alma Cortez Brown, 26, is also facing charges of attempted theft of property, theft by receiving and possession of firearm by a certain person.

He was arraigned in Blytheville Circuit Court Tuesday and bound over to circuit court.

Brown was given a bond of $50,000. His next court date will be June 29.

On January 16, officers with the Blytheville Police Department responded to the 800-block of Henderson Street in response to residential burglary.

According to a news release from Captain Scott Adams with the Blytheville Police Department, dispatch advised officers that someone had been shot in the area of McHaney Street and Denny Street.

Officers spoke with Vicki Thompson and James White as other officers were searching for the person who was shot.

White told officers he was sitting at his house when he heard a knock on the door.

He opened the door and saw a man standing on his front porch.

White said the man asked for a cigarette and at the same time Brown entered his house with his face halfway covered with a bandana and holding a small revolver.

White said Brown told him and Thompson to "drop it off."

White began reaching down for his handgun when Brown began firing toward them.

White then fired back at Brown until his gun was empty and Brown ran out of the house.

Officers found Brown in a field with a gunshot wound.

While waiting for medics to arrive, officers found a handgun in a nearby tree. After checking the serial number, they found the gun was stolen.

A warrant was issued for his arrest on January 19.

After he was released from the hospital, police attempted to locate Brown but could not.

Brown surrendered to police last Friday.

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