2 accused of beating, robbing man

2 accused of beating, robbing man
Steffon Deeandre Hunter (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office)
Steffon Deeandre Hunter (Source: Craighead Co. Sheriff's Office)

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Jonesboro police arrested two men suspected of robbing a man at gunpoint.

The 25-year-old victim told investigators he was walking in the area of 300 State Street, near the Cedar Heights apartments, just before 4:30 a.m. Saturday when six men confronted him and demanded money.

When the man told the group he had no money, he said four of them began to punch and kick him.

He said one of the men, wearing brass knuckles, hit him in the head while another used a handgun "to repeatedly strike his head."

The gunman then put the gun to the back of the victim's head and said, "Don't [expletive] move or I'll blow you [expletive] head off."

After stealing the victim's loaded Taurus PT738 .380 handgun and $120 cash, the suspects ran from the area.

An ambulance treated the victim at the scene for injuries to his head, face, and hands.

While searching the area, Officer Josh Landreth spotted a man matching the description of one of the suspects standing beside a white Ford Crown Victoria.

The man looked at Landreth then, according to the report, "hurriedly opened the front driver side door of the vehicle and placed something inside."

Landreth spoke to the man, later identified as 18-year-old Joe Nathan Montague of Jonesboro, then performed a Terry frisk.

Montague then gave verbal consent to a detective to search the car. According to the report, the detective found an unloaded silver revolver in the front driver's side of the car.

Landreth arrested Montague on suspicion of aggravated robbery and took him to the Craighead County Detention Center to await a probable cause hearing.

Police also arrested Steffon Deeandre Hunter, 18, of Jonesboro on the same charge, as well as possession of meth or cocaine less than 2 grams. He remains in the CCDC. Police did not elaborate on his arrest.

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