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Alleged: Armed Suspect With Rifle Robs HSV Wal-Mart; Felony Arrest – GARLAND COUNTY

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Posted by Arkansas 911 News Chief Editor Paul Maddox

Garland County Sheriff’s Criminal Investigator Goodman reports that he was assigned to investigate an armed robbery that took place last night around 7:30 on Highway 7 North inside the Wal-Mart near Hot Springs Village.

The GCSO Sheriff’s Patrol was dispatched to the call of an armed robbery that occurred at a cash register inside the business.

The report says that the victim saw the suspect standing at a different cash register with a rifle partially concealed by his clothing.  After a few moments, the gunman turned to her, pointed the rifle at her and demanded all the cash in the register.  He reportedly threatened that he knew her family, knew her children and would come kill them if she called police.  Another employee came over, opened the register, the suspect took cash from the register, let go of the rifle and left the store.

The sheriff’s patrol arrived and looked around for the suspect, but were not able to locate him.

Approximately 3 hours later, the same suspect showed up at the Murphy USA Gas Station on the Wal-Mart property and attempted to rob that location.  This victim told deputies that the suspect threatened to kill her and her family if she called the police.  The Sheriff’s Patrol was able to locate the suspect in the parking lot.  The suspect was identified as Adrias Turner, 22, of Mesero Way in Hot Springs Village, and arrested.

Adrias Turner, 22, of Mesero Way in Hot Springs Village – allegedly robbed Wal-Mart with a BB gun.

Deputies searched Mr. Turner and located $1,300 and a baggy containing 4.5 grams of marijuana.

Mr. Turner was transported to the Garland County Sheriff’s Office where he was questioned.  At the conclusion of this meeting, it was determined that charges of Aggravated Robbery and Felony Terroristic Threatening were to be leveled against the suspect.

Mr. Turner was being transported out of the building and to an awaiting patrol vehicle when he broke away an d began running.  Deputies put him on the ground, got control of him and transported him to the Garland County Detention Center for processing.

It was determined that the rifle used in the commission of the crimes inside Wal-Mart was a BB gun that had been obtained from inside the store.

Mr. Turner is charged with Felony Aggravated Robbery x2, Felony Terroristic Threatening, Unauthorized Use Of Another Person’s Property To Facilitate A Crime and Felony Escape.  He was initially being held without bond.