Police Arrest Two Suspects In Springdale Armed Robbery

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SPRINGDALE (KFSM) - The Springdale Police Department made two arrests on Saturday (Dec. 6th) in connection to an armed robbery in Springdale.

Marcus Gould, 25, and Leon Roberson, 20, face charges of Attempted Capital Murder and Aggravated Robbery, according to police. Roberson was booked into the Washington County Detention Center at 1:55 a.m. and is set to appear in court for an 8.1 Hearing on Monday (Dec. 7th), according to the detention center's website.

Police said the incident happened around 9 a.m. Saturday at the C & S Gun and Pawn Shop at 1208 South Thompson in Springdale.

Employees reported two men walked into the store, one wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt and the other wearing an orange hooded sweatshirt, police said.

"They split up, they both pulled out hand guns that looked like black semi-automatic pistols and began to rob the store," according to Lt. Derek Hudson with the Springdale Police Department. "One of the employees also pulled out a weapon and there were shots exchanged."

The suspects then fled the store on foot, leaving several shell casings and blood on the floor, according to police.

In an email, Sergeant Daniel Grubbs with the Fort Smith Police Department, said Gould arrived at Sparks Hospital with a gun shot wound to the forearm. He told an officer he'd been shot in Little Rock and checked into Sparks under a different name. Upon further questioning, police found inconsistencies in Gould's story. They contacted several police agencies in the state, including Springdale.

Later Fort Smith police learned the getaway car was in the parking lot and received a warrant to search it. That's where they found Roberson and detained him after he tried to flee on foot.

A news release states both guns used in the robbery, clothing, a black duffle bag and a bracelet stolen from the store turned up in Roberson's red Buick LeSabre.

Gould is still recovering at Sparks Hospital with a security detail.

44 comments

    • THE "REAL" ELAPHAS

      Not surprised by all the racist comments from this story. Everytime someone of color commits a crime there is plenty of people to comment on it and relate to their race or Obama. I mean it’s not like there is plenty of white people that commit crimes every day, a lot more white people.

      • Ishmail Dentor

        Pray tell me Elaphas just how my comment was “racist”. I said “These THUGS need to have this happen to them way more often”. Are you saying that all people of color are thugs? For your education, thugs come in all colors and you should be ashamed for trying to say only people of color are thugs.

      • Paul

        Of course not.. We live in the South.. Blacks..gays..and anybody that isn’t Christian are frowned upon.. These people sound like a bunch of klans men…happy that people got shot? I’m sure they are all god fearin folks too.. Sounds like something Jesus would advocate.. The hypocrisy can’t be measured!!

      • bogtrotter52

        Why should you be surprised. Ghetto chimps commit crimes at a rate WAAAAAY out of proportion to their numbers in every community they infest. “A lot more white people” ONLY because there are millions more of us human than there are chimps.

      • David Robinson

        To the fake REAL ELAPHAS. You should be aware that the majority of crime on a per capita basis IS committed by blacks. You especially should know this. After all is this not “YO FOLKS”

    • na

      Your r racist because of the simple fact you don’t have anything negative to say until it is a black person that commits the crime.you did not have anything to comment about the white guy that robbed the hardees.or the white guy that shot at the cops when they came to his home.

  • velda

    I’m sure the thugs will sue the pawn shop and win due to mental anguish, emotional trauma, physical injury, etc.

    If business gained a reputation for defending themselves like this owner did, then these types of robberies would evaporate over night.

    I’m sure they were Fort Smith trash that drove up to rob a nwa business because they had already robbed all the Ft Smith places

  • K

    Looks like it could be two of Barrack Hussein Obamas kids. Sharpton and Holder will be in Springdale tomorrow morning to assess the situation. It is not fair that the subject was shot at he had a hoodie on did not have his hands up in the air. Worthless thugs!!!! To bad the bullet was not a direct it to the forehead !!!!!

  • Amazed

    Congrats to “THE WOMAN” for her courage and level head ness to take care of two non-contributing members of society!

  • Jrs

    The story should be the bravery of that woman. I hope she is alright . You don’t see someone that strong and brave everyday!

  • Lori Sparks Lester

    To the man at the Scottish Inn Suites, are you saying that because they are business owners with neighbors they should have just been shot to death instead of saving their own lives and the lives of the others in the pawn shop because you are upset there was gun fire? The Cornett’s were defending not only their business but their LIVES!! The gunmen came into their business and shot at them! They were protecting their lives!! Are you insane?!? It is a gun and pawn shop not an ice cream shop. Um, yes…they own guns. Yes, they have been a target before. They have taken the right precautions after experiencing this same type of crime against them. They have security cameras. Which by the way caught the whole thing on video. Maybe you should watch the video before you judge them for defending themselves. Then tell us that you would just be shot instead of shooting because your neighbors across the street don’t like gunfire. Who does? I can tell you I am pretty sure they didn’t go into work thinking I hope I get to shoot at someone today. I for one am so proud of them! The were put in a terrifying situation and are still alive to tell the story. Had she not shot back they would have all been dead. I am proud to say this is my family and I am so proud of their ability to think fast. Incredibly thankful God was watching over them!

    • tnkrstoyco

      Absolutely Lori, Clint and Shirley are great folks. The “Motel Dude” moved in here long after C&S was opened. C&S has been here since 1976. Had Clint not been held back by Leon the guy in the orange hoodie, I’d doubt either would have made it out of the store. Shirley did great, had she not hit the guy they’d probably never been found.

      Bet the police have been called to the Motel a lot more often than to C&S.

      • Curtis

        You sure are right. Clint and Shirley are 2 of the nicest people that I’ve met in NWA. I used to handle their advertising and became friends.

  • REALLY!!!!!!!

    How dare they be shot at and arrested for trying to rob a store. Cops keeping them under a security detail like they are common criminals. These poor misunderstood choir boys were just trying to help their community by stealing so they didn’t have to take jobs from people that don’t know how to steal and really need them. When should we start the protest so those that don’t have their christmas shopping done can loot and steal stuff.

  • Rhonda Rgd Draper

    a lot of folks are wishing the robbers had died. the ONLY reason im glad they didnt is thinking about what she (the shooter) would carry for the rest of her life. no matter the details its still a hard deal to bare. some may think, oh heck i could, but its a lot heavier than you think. prayers for her & hers.

  • Juju

    If y’all gone carry a gun, learn how to use it an sheeut…..
    Dose spligs shoulda neva leff dat store alive!!!

  • Jcar

    I am very curious about these 2 loser thugs being from California. What is the California connection? Why would they come here & pick this place to rob? Is there a lot more to this story than is being told?

  • ELW

    So the motel owner is upset that the GUN & pawn shop owner defended themselves against guns with guns? Ridiculous. Note to thugs/thiefs/criminals: the Scottish Inn is an optimal target for your thuggery – come take what you want- they can’t stop you.

  • bogtrotter52

    Gee whillikers…….blacks commiting a crime. I’m shocked! Shocked I tell ya! I am sure their mammies will go on the news to tell us “Dey is good boys. Dey didden dooz nuffins”

  • Stephen

    Even though she had pulled out her firearm but you can tell by they way she used her gun that she really needs more training at the gun range. She should at least visit the range more often to get more confidence towards how to securely hold her weapon. she was very shakey. Thou I did like the way she pulled her firearm out from her waistband. but she was not confident. next time use both hands to secure the weapon. Still for the liittle training if any that she had it’s still a job well done. Good for you.

  • Libsukdix

    Should have been a better shot and got him in the head. This is just more liberal approved behavior. Keep making excuses for black crime, libs. You own it.

  • Jimmy

    Good thing the robbers could neither aim nor properly handle their weapons! @0:56 seconds
    The kid in the red flinched every time he fired lol

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