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Arkadelphia Siftings Herald - Arkadelphia, AR
  • Two arrested for Caddo Valley robbery

  • Two Clark County men remained in custody Tuesday in lieu of a $100,000 bond after allegedly robbing a Caddo Valley convenience store, Sheriff Jason Watson announced in a press release Monday.

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  • Two Clark County men remained in custody Tuesday in lieu of a $100,000 bond after allegedly robbing a Caddo Valley convenience store, Sheriff Jason Watson announced in a press release Monday.
    Victor Alonza Estrada, 20, and Joshua Matthew Green, 19, both of Caddo Valley, were arrested by Caddo Valley police late Friday afternoon for aggravated robbery and fleeing after police were summoned to the Shell gas station at 180 Valley St., Caddo Valley, in reference to a robbery after a clerk set off an alarm inside the store.
    Upon arrival, Cpl. Robert Furgeson of the Caddo Valley Police Department confirmed with dispatchers that an aggravated robbery had occurred at the business and obtained descriptions of the suspects and their direction of travel, according to the press release. Watson said in a telephone interview that two men entered the store with a knife and a baseball bat and robbed the clerk of an undisclosed amount of cash before fleeing behind the store on Frost Road.
    The information was then relayed to other area law enforcement agencies, which included CVPD, Clark County Sheriff’s Office, Arkansas Game & Fish Commission and Arkansas State Police, which provided a helicopter to search for the suspects.
    For about four hours, officers searched the area, eventually finding both suspects separately in a wooded area off of Frost Road. “A deputy sheriff spotted them and radioed for assistance, and a foot pursuit was given,” Watson said, adding that both suspects were in custody by 9 p.m. The Arkansas State Police helicopter aided in the search with a search light, according to Watson, who said Estrada was located first, and Green second. Watson said the men were arrested without further incident.
    Police later recovered the cash the duo allegedly stole, Watson said.
    No one was injured during the incident, according to the press release.
    The press release says both Estrada and Green have been currently living in the Caddo Valley area and have been employed at an Arkadelphia restaurant.
    Estrada and Green were in Circuit Court on Monday for their first appearance. Their bond was set at $100,000 plus electronic monitoring. Their arraignment is slated for a date in December.
    Aggravated robbery is a Class Y felony punishable by 10 to 40 years or life in prison. Clark County Prosecutor Blake Batson said in a telephone interview that he plans to file additional charges of aggravated assault and theft of property
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