Fort Smith Police Arrest Man On Suspicion Of Robbing Gas Station With Screwdriver

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The Fort Smith Police Department arrested a man on Thursday (July 3) on suspicion of robbing a gas station with a screwdriver, among other thefts, according to a news release on Friday (July 4).

Hayden S. Hamel, 22, was arrested Thursday afternoon on an outstanding felony theft warrant. That warrant stemmed from an investigation regarding a theft from C&H Tire Company located at 8821 Rogers Ave. in Fort Smith, the release states.

After being interviewed by detectives, Hamel was also arrested in connection with two robberies, according to the release.

In total, Hamel was thought to be involved in two robberies and one commercial burglary. The first robbery also took place overnight at Flash Market located in the 4600 block of Rogers Avenue on June 8, the release states.

The second robbery happened overnight on June 26 at an EZ-Mart located in the 8400 block of U.S. 271 S. Hamel is thought to be the suspect that robbed that store with a screwdriver, according to a prior news release.

The commercial burglary charge stemmed from an earlier burglary at the C&H Tire Company where an undetermined amount of cash was taken from the business, according to the release.

Hamel was booked into the Sebastian County Detention Center.


  • Sarah 300

    Geez Louise. First we have copycat stabbing’s of husbands then screwdriver robberies?
    STOP this behavior. Jail is not worth it. Go visit the local precinct and ask yourself ‘would I want to live years in this environment?’
    Common sense please prevail.

  • stormy

    This guy is a jerk, He worked at the C and H tire place on Garrison ave. with his father John, they both were jerks to keep it polite on this site, they treated people like dirt and they were very rude. that business, was opened one day and quickly closed the next with no warning. that place was doomed. it must of been they drugs that did it,mmmmmm not….the C and H on Rogers next to FFO, they are different than the garrison one, they treat you with respect and they are friendly

  • jen

    all c and h tire stores and wholesale tire on wheeler are owned by jerry and jamesia hamel(father of john and grandfather to hayden)

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