Trumann police arrest 2 in connection with gas station holdup

Trumann police arrest 2 in connection with gas station holdup

TRUMANN, Ark. (KAIT) - Trumann police have arrested two people suspected in a Thursday night armed robbery.

Around 9 p.m. Nov. 21, police responded to the Valero Convenience Store, 800 Speedway, where polic say two men robbed the store at gunpoint.

The police department reported on social media Tuesday, Nov. 26, that they had arrested 36-year-old Michael Murray of Little Rock and a 17-year-old male from Blytheville.

The police department sad Tuesday, Nov. 26, that they had arrested 36-year-old Michael Murray on suspicion of aggravated robbery.
The police department sad Tuesday, Nov. 26, that they had arrested 36-year-old Michael Murray on suspicion of aggravated robbery. (Source: Poinsett Co. Sheriff's Office)

Both will be charged with aggravated burglary, according to the statement. The juvenile will also be charged with aggravated assault.

“Due to the violent nature of his assault on the victim, we will be pursuing charges on the juvenile as an adult,” Prosecuting Attorney Scott Ellington is quoted as saying.

Murray will appear in Poinsett County District Court on Wednesday for a probable cause hearing. The juvenile’s hearing will occur within a few days.

UPDATE 11/26/19: SUSPECTS HAVE BEEN IDENTIFIED AND ARRESTED. Thank you for the assistance in bringing these suspects to...

Posted by Trumann Police Department on Thursday, November 21, 2019

The clerk told police that a white male, approximately six feet, six inches tall and wearing a red coat, robbed the store. The suspect then left with an unknown amount of cash, Henson said.

Police believe the suspect left on foot, but were not sure if he later left in a vehicle.

Trumann police say that this Black Chevy Tahoe could be the suspect's vehicle.
Trumann police say that this Black Chevy Tahoe could be the suspect's vehicle. (Source: Trumann Police Department Facebook)

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