Third suspect arrested in robbery of newspaper driver

JONESBORO, Ark. – A third suspect has been arrested in the August armed robbery and carjacking of a newspaper delivery man seen on camera in Jonesboro.

Detectives developed 17 year old Christopher Tyrone Shaw of West Memphis, AR as a suspect and were able to have a warrant issued for his arrest. Shaw was arrested on Tuesday, September 25, 2018 in West Memphis.

During an interview with a Jonesboro Police Department detective, Shaw admitted his involvement in the Robbery.

Christopher Shaw is being charged as an adult for offenses of Aggravated Robbery which is a Class Y Felony and Theft of a Vehicle Valued at $5,000 or less but Greater than $1,000 which is a Class D Felony.

The Jonesboro Police Department received a call on Sunday, August 26, 2018 at approximately 5:20 am that a subject had been held at gun point while his vehicle was stolen. The victim told responding officers that he was at 207 N. Main ST. and was delivering newspapers to the Exxon Gas Station. The victim stated that while he was parked at the gas station another vehicle pulled up near him and two unknown subjects got out. The two subjects approached the victim and one pointed a hand gun at him and they got in his vehicle and then both vehicles drove away.

On Tuesday September 4, 2018 Detectives with the Jonesboro Police Department traveled to Hazen, AR to interview 19 year old Diarrius Cartell Carter of West Memphis about his involvement in this Robbery. Carter was involved in a vehicle theft in Memphis, TN which resulted in a multi-jurisdictional pursuit beginning in Memphis, TN and ending in Hazen, AR with his arrest.

The interview ended with Carter being charged with the robbery that occurred at 207 N. Main on August 26, 2018 .

After Carter’s arrest 18 year old Fabian Burks of Forrest City was brought to the Jonesboro Police Department by family members to answer for his role in the same robbery.

Burks was taken for a Probable Cause Hearing on Friday September 7, 2018 and issued a bond of $200,000. A Bench Warrant was also issued for the arrest of Diarrius Carter pending him being released from the custody of Memphis, TN and being transferred to the custody of the Jonesboro Police Department.

Press release – JPD

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