Suspect arrested by Little Rock police faces 12 counts of aggravated robbery

Posted: January 31, 2018 at 4:30 a.m.

Little Rock police arrested a robbery suspect Tuesday evening and charged him with a dozen counts of aggravated robbery and a dozen counts of theft of property, according to a department spokesman.

The department on Twitter identified the robbery suspect as Terry Tate Jr., and said he had been taken into custody by the department's robbery unit.

Lt. Michael Ford, an agency spokesman, said around 9:15 p.m. Tuesday that Tate was in custody but had not been transported to the Pulaski County jail. Ford said he did not know what specific robberies Tate was accused of.

Tate was not listed on the Pulaski County jail's inmate roster as of 9:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Officer steps into robbery situation

An off-duty police officer stumbled upon an armed holdup at a Subway restaurant in Little Rock and arrested the teenager in the case a short time later, authorities said.

Cameron Bryant Kingsby, 17, of Little Rock was arrested on charges of aggravated robbery and fleeing, according to the Little Rock Police Department.

The robbery happened around 7:40 p.m. Monday at the sandwich chain's location at 4012 Plateau St., which is near UAMS Medical Center, according to a police report.

The officer emerged from the restaurant's restroom to find a hooded robber brandishing a handgun at customers, the report said.

The officer, who was in his police uniform, declared himself as being with the Police Department, and the robber ran, authorities said.

Police said Kingsby was arrested after a short foot chase as a second officer arrived at the scene.

Kingsby was in the Pulaski County jail as of Tuesday morning, and bail had not been set, records show.

Teen shot in jaw inside friend's car

A 19-year-old woman was shot in the jaw after two robbers approached her friend's car in North Little Rock on Saturday night, police said.

An officer was sent shortly after 11 p.m. Saturday to Baptist Health Medical Center-Springhill in response to a report of an aggravated robbery, according to a North Little Rock Police Department report.

Ebony Hooker, 19, of Jacksonville was in "critical condition" and difficult to understand because of her injury, the report says.

Hooker told police that she was getting a ride with a friend -- whom she called "Dez" -- to the Target store at 4000 McCain Blvd.

She said the friend pulled over near a gas station close to Arrington Apartments at 6301 Camp Robinson Road. Then two strangers dressed all in black approached the passenger-side door and told Hooker to give them "everything" she had, according to the report.

Hooker said "Dez" tried to drive away, and one of the assailants shot her in the face with a rifle.

Metro on 01/31/2018