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Gunman fails to get schoolboy’s shoes

A robber brandished a handgun at a teenager waiting at a North Little Rock school bus stop Monday, police said.

Around 7:40 a.m., an officer responded to a home in the 2400 block of East Second Street in reference to an attempted aggravated robbery.

A 17-year-old boy said he was waiting at a school bus stop in the 2400 block of East Washington Avenue when someone walked up and began trying to untie his shoes, according to a North Little Rock Police Department report.

When he tried to stand up, the robber pushed him down repeatedly and told him he was going to steal the shoes, the boy told authorities.

The stranger at one point pulled out a handgun, held it to the boy’s side and reportedly said, “Don’t make me shoot you,” the report states.

The boy said more people started arriving at the bus stop, and he then ran home.

Police described the robber as a black man who stands about 6 feet tall and weighs 120 pounds. An 18-year-old suspect was named, though he had not been arrested at the time of the report.

No items were listed as stolen.

DWI charge levied after pedestrian hit

After hitting and injuring a pedestrian with her vehicle, a central Arkansas woman has been arrested on a driving while intoxicated charge for the fifth time, police said.

Sharon Rene Shinn, 35, of Jacksonville also faces charges that include a hit-and-run accident with injuries and refusal to submit to chemical testing, records show. She also goes by the alias “Sharon Skaggs,” according to a Jacksonville Police Department report.

Around 7:15 p.m. Monday, an officer was called to Papitos Mexican Grill, 1700 John Harden Drive in Jacksonville, in reference to a hit-and-run with injuries.

There, police found Jaylin Anderson lying face down in the street. A vehicle’s side mirror was laying nearby, a report said.

A witness told officers that a driver ran over Anderson “like a speed bump” with a white vehicle on John Harden Drive and drove away south on U.S. 67/167, the report states.

A short time later, an officer saw a white 2014 Nissan Altima driving past the scene and into the parking lot of a nearby Econo Lodge. At the motel, police found Shinn unsteady on her feet with bloodshot, watery eyes and speaking incoherently, the report noted.

Inside the vehicle, authorities noticed a 32-ounce Sonic Drive-In cup partially filled with a liquid believed to be vodka.

Shinn later told police that she struck Anderson with her driver’s-side mirror, according to the report.

Anderson was taken to North Metro Medical Center, the report states. His condition was not known Tuesday.

Shinn’s latest arrest was her fifth on a DWI charge, records show. She was also arrested Jan. 23 in Cabot.

Police wrote that she had three previous DWI convictions: two out of Cabot and another in Conway.

Shinn remained at the Pulaski County jail as of Tuesday morning, and bail was set at $9,075, according to an online inmate roster. She has a court appearance set for Feb. 15.

LR man arrested

in machete threats

A 40-year-old man is accused of threatening to cut a woman “into little pieces” after she asked him to leave a Little Rock gas station, authorities said.

Terrence Delon Jones of Little Rock faces charges of first-degree terroristic threatening and first-degree criminal mischief after his arrest early Monday afternoon.

According to a Little Rock Police Department arrest report, Jones pulled out a machete after being asked to leave the Road Runner at 13400 Interstate 30, which is near Alexander Road.

The suspect “told the victim he would cut her into little pieces” and later “admitted to hitting the victim’s car with the machete,” police wrote.

Records show Jones remained in the Pulaski County jail Tuesday morning with bail not yet set.


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