The weekend crime report | Arkansas Blog

Monday, November 17, 2008

The weekend crime report

Posted By on Mon, Nov 17, 2008 at 11:47 AM

The LRPD weekend summary has it all -- a murder/suicide; apartment complex robberies; restaurant robberies, drive-by shooting, home intrusions.

2008-133613 – HOMICIDE/SUICIDE

SUSPECT – MICHAEL COWART, B/M, 06-23-47, 1O BARWOOD

VICTIM – LONNIE COWART, B/F, 04-27-36, 10 BARWOOD

INCIDENT DATE/ TIME – 11-16-08, 2014 HOURS

INCIDENT LOCATION – 10 BARWOOD

Mrs. Cowart’s daughter, Clomentrice Henry, became concerned because she had not seen her mother or stepfather since Thursday the 13th of November.  She had attempted several times to reach them by phone with negative results.  On 11-16-08, she drove over to their house at 10 Barwood.  After no one answered the door, and the trailer park manager could not unlock the deadbolt, Ms. Henry called 911.  Little Rock Fire Department forced entry and Little Rock Patrol officers entered the house where they located the bodies of both subjects in the master bedroom.

It appeared that Michael Cowart had shot his wife and then turned the gun on himself.

2008-133685- BATTERY 1ST/AGGRAVATED ROBBERY

SUSPECT – UNKNOWN B/M

VICTIM – JAIRO CASTORENA-MENDEZ, H/M, 09-30-89, 1812 RESERVOIR  #15-59

INCIDENT DATE/TIME – 11-17-08

INCIDENT LOCATION – 1812 RESERVOIR RD. #15-59 (AVONDALE APTS.)

On 11-17-08, at approximately 0455 hours, officers responded to a shooting just occurred.  Upon arrival officers made contact with the victim who advised that he was about to take his sister, Diane Castorene, to work and as he opened up the front door of the residence to go outside an unknown male subject was standing in the doorway.  The suspect then yelled something (that the victim did not understand) and pulled out a black semi-automatic handgun.  The victim then advised that he was able to shut and lock the door and as he turned to leave the foyer he heard a “pop” and then felt pain in his right arm.  At this time his sister came out and called police.

The victim stated the suspect was a male, wearing blue pants, black hoodie sweatshirt, gloves and a black and white mask like the one worn in the movie “Scream”.  The victim did not know which direction the suspect went due to the door being closed.  CSSU responded to the scene and the victim was transported to St. Vincent ER for a non-life threatening gunshot wound.

 2008-133018 – 2 COUNTS AGGRAVATED ROBBERY, BATTERY 1ST DEGREE

SUSPECT – UNKNOWN B/M, LATE 20’S

VICTIM – ARMANDO GUERRERO, H/M, 07-27-78, 16606 CANTRELL ROAD

VICTIM – ANDY TAPIA, H/M, 06-06-72

INCIDENT DATE/TIME – 11-15-08, 0304 HOURS

INCIDENT LOCATION – 2000 RESERVOIR ROAD

On 11-15-08, officers responded to 2000 Reservoir Road #71 in reference to a shooting just occurred in the parking lot.  Upon their arrival they made contact with Armando Guerrero and Andy Tapia.  Guerrero was suffering from a gunshot wound to his abdomen and was unable to talk due to the pain.  Mr. Tapia advised that they were visiting friends in apartment #71 and were about to leave when they saw a black male, 6’, slender, wearing a black hoodie, blue jeans and black shoes walking through the complex.  Mr. Tapia stated as they were walking down the stairs, the black male approached them and asked to use their phone.  Mr. Tapia advised that he told him he did not have a phone and the subject turned and proceeded to walk away.  As they were approaching their vehicle, the subject came up behind him and put a pistol to his head and demanded his money.  Mr. Tapia advised that he was on the passenger side of the vehicle at this time.  He stated that he complied with the subject and gave him his wallet that contained approximately ten dollars in cash, Arkansas ID, and his work ID.  The subject then went around the front of the vehicle and demanded Mr. Guerrero’s money.  Mr. Guerrero told him that he had no money and then Mr. Tapia heard a gunshot and the subject ran off back through the apartments.  Mr. Tapia picked up Mr. Guerrero and carried him back to the apartment where he called 911.  MEMS responded and Guerrero was transported to Baptist ER.  Crime Scene was notified and responded to the scene.  Mr. Tapia advised that he thought he heard the subject run up a set of stairs in the complex, but was unable to point out which building. 

Mr. Guerrero’s injury is not considered to be life threatening.

2008- 133244- AGGRAVATED ROBBERY

SUSPECT – UNKNOWN

VICTIM – SUBWAY, 9108 N. RODNEY PARHAM

INCIDENT DATE/TIME – 11-15-08, 1810 HOURS

INCIDENT LOCATION – 9108 N. RODNEY PARHAM

On 11-15-08, officers responded to Subway located at 9108 N. Rodney Parham concerning a robbery just occurred.  Officers made contact with Mr. Patel, who stated that an unknown black male armed with a silver handgun came into the business and ordered a sandwich.  The black male subject then pointed a handgun at Mr. Patel and demanded money.  The black male was described as approximately 5’11, baldhead and wearing a black jacket.  Crime scene was notified and responded to the scene. 

This investigation is continuing.

2008- 133623- AGGRAVATED ROBBERY

SUSPECT – UNKNOWN B/M, LATE 30’S

VICTIM – KENTUCKY FRIED CHICKEN

INCIDENT DATE/TIME – 11-16-08

INCIDENT LOCATION – 6606 COLONEL GLENN

On 11-16-08, at approximately 2105 hours, officers responded to a robbery at Kentucky Fried Chicken located at 6606 Colonel Glenn.  There were two employees in the business at the time of the robbery, Valerie Candler and Johnnie Taylor.  They advised that a black male, late 30’s, driving a green pick up, placed an order and pulled up to the drive-thru window.  As Ms. Candler opened the window, the truck pulled off and another black male wearing a ski mask and gloves jumped through the drive thru window with a knife in hand and demanded money.  Ms. Candler gave him the money out of the registers and safe.  He then left through the back door and ran in an unknown direction.  Detectives and CSSU responded.

2008- 132742- AGGRAVATED ROBBERY, THEFT OF PROPERTY

SUSPECT – UNKNOWN B/M, BALD, LIGHT FACIAL HAIR, 30 YOA

VICTIM – SUBWAY, 11715 RAINWOOD

INCIDENT DATE/TIME – 11-14-08, 1507 HOURS

INCIDENT LOCATION – 11715 RAINWOOD

On 11-14-08, officers received a call to an aggravated robbery at the Subway located at 11715 Rainwood.  Upon arrival, they made contact with the store employee and two witnesses who advised that a black male, approximately 30 years old, bald, with light facial hair, wearing a brown zip up hoodie, beige shirt and black pants, came into the store and ordered food.  They advised that as the cash register was opened, the male subject produced a small silver semi-automatic pistol and stated, “Give me all your money”, and reached into the cash drawer with his left hand and removed an unknown amount of money.  The suspect then exited the store and fled eastbound behind the business. 

Detectives viewed the video and observed that the suspect was not wearing gloves, and that he touched the front door, counter and cash drawer with his left hand before exiting the store.  CSSU responded and processed the scene.  The store manager advised that he would make a copy of the video and it would be ready for detectives to pick up Monday.  Statements were taken from the store employee and two witnesses.

2008- 132910- ROBBERY

SUSPECT – UNKNOWN B/M,

VICTIM – PIZZA HUT, 2516 CANTRELL

INCIDENT DATE/TIME – 11-14-08, 2145 HOURS

INCIDENT LOCATION – 2516 CANTRELL ROAD

On 11-14-08, officers responded to a robbery in progress at Pizza Hut located at 2516 Cantrell Road.  According to witnesses, a black male entered the business armed with a silver semi-automatic weapon.  An employee and the suspect were involved in a physical altercation.  The suspect left in an unknown direction.  The suspect is described as approximately 5’9- 6’0 tall, wearing all black, thinly built, with a red bandana on his face and armed with a silver gun.  CSSU responded.

This investigation is ongoing.

2008-133307- AGGRAVATED ASSAULT X2 & TERRORISTIC ACT

SUSPECT – UNKNOWN, B/M

VICTIM – NIKKO PORTER, B/M, 11-05-89, 3718 WEST DRIVE

VICTIM – JEROME WITHERS, B/M, 10-21-88, 5715 MEADOWLARK

INCIDENT DATE/TIME – 11-15-08, 2130 HOURS

INCIDENT LOCATION – 3718 WEST DRIVE

On 11-15-08, officers responded to an unknown trouble call at 3718 West Drive.  Upon their arrival, they made contact with Nikko Porter and Jerome Withers.  Mr. Porter advised that he and Mr. Withers were walking up to the front door of this address when a black male pulled up in a black Jeep Cherokee and got out of the driver’s seat.  Mr. Porter advised that the black male yelled at them and then pulled out a handgun and began firing shots at them.  Mr. Porter hid behind a vehicle while Mr. Withers ran into the residence and shut the door.  Porter advised that the black male fired up to five shots before getting into the vehicle and driving away.  There was what appeared to be a bullet hole in the front door of the residence as well as the front driver’s side wheel of the Chevy Tahoe that Mr. Porter was hiding behind.  There were eight individuals inside the residence at the time of this incident.  Officers found several shell casings as well as a cell phone that was dropped where the Jeep Cherokee was parked.  CSSU responded and processed the scene.  No injuries were reported from this incident.

2008- 133449- AGGRAVATED BURGLARY

SUSPECT – UNKNOWN B/M

VICTIM – ANGELA HILL, B/F, 3611 STONEHEDGE STREET

INCIDENT DATE/TIME – 11-15-08, 2056 HOURS

INCIDENT LOCATION – 3611 STONEHEDGE STREET

 On 11-15-08, officers responded to a burglary in progress call at 3611 Stonehedge.  The caller at the time advised a black male wearing all black broke a window and entered the residence.  The subject was armed with a black gun and used it to break the window.  The subject entered the bedroom, fired one round and exited the residence through the broken window.  The suspect is described as a black male, light complexion, wearing all black.  The subject left in an unknown direction and the parties at the residence were not injured.

Another witness advised that there was a second suspect described as a dark skinned black male, wearing all black and a black hat.  No further details were provided.

This investigation is ongoing.

Possibly reference:  08-133307/3718 West Street the incident occurred at 2103 hours and the location is a street behind this location.

 2008-133449 – AGGRAVATED BURGLARY

SUSPECT – ANTHONY GREEN, B/M, 07-30-89, 2695 DAVE WARD, CONWAY

SUSPECT – DARYAN GREEN, B/M, 02-18-88, 9101 AUXOR B-13

VICTIM – ANDREW WILLIAMS, B/M, 06-21-67, 9304 MALABRI

INCIDENT DATE/TIME – 11-16-08, 0805 HOURS

INCIDENT LOCATION – 9300 MALABRI

ARREST DATE/TIME – 11-16-08, 0815 HOURS

ARREST LOCATION – 9300 MALABRI

On 11-16-08, at approximately 0805, officers responded to a disturbance with a weapon call.  Upon arriving on scene they made contact with Andrew Williams who advised that during a confrontation with a next-door neighbor, Anthony Green kicked in the door of the residence with a machete in his hand.  Williams stated he then ran out of a side door to find out what was happening and Green started swinging the machete at him, striking him with the backside on his left arm.  Williams also advised that Green swung it again and that he attempted to stop it with his hand, causing a cut on his middle finger on his left hand. 

Green and all parties involved were transported to the Downtown Detective Division for questioning.  Green had a traffic court warrant out of our department (warrant #563691).  While officers were on scene they came in contact with Daryan Green who was inside the suspect vehicle.  After making contact, Daryan Green fled on foot a short distance where he was caught and found to be in possession of a .357 caliber handgun.  Daryan Green was transported to the Downtown Detective Division as well.  Anthony Green was charged with Aggravated Burglary, warrant #563691 and Battery 2nd.  Daryan Green was charged with Possession of a Firearm, Fleeing, Disorderly, two traffic warrants #’s 566232 and 565754.  Both suspects were then transported to Pulaski County Regional Jail and booked in on the charges listed above.

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