Six People Arrested in Moffett Armed Robbery Months Later
SEQUOYAH COUNTY (KFSM) – Six people have been arrested and are facing charges in connection to an armed robbery that happened in the Moffett Bottoms this past June, according to Sequoyah County Sheriff Ron Lockhart.
Authorities said a17-year-old, whose name is being withheld, was arrested Thursday night (Sept. 11) on several charges stemming from the armed robbery at the Freddy’s One Stop in Moffett on June 29th.
Deputies also arrested the three people who were hiding the teenager after his felony warrant was issued. Nathan Barton, 19, from Muldrow, Judson Helms, 26, from Fort Smith and Samantha Nicol, 19, from Fort Smith, all face charges of harboring a fugitive, according to deputies.
In addition, officers with Fort Smith Police arrested Edward Nicol and Patricia Nicol, from Fort Smith, Thursday night (Sept. 11), on charges of accessory after the fact, destroying evidence and obstructing an officer in connection to the robbery. They’re currently being held at the Sebastian County Detention Center. They are awaiting extradition back to Sequoyah County, Lockhart said.
The teenager is currently being held at a juvenile detention center, Lockhart said. Barton, Helms and Samantha Nicol are all behind bars at the Sequoyah County Jail, according to authorities.
Investigators worked several weeks on the case, reviewing security footage and working to put all of the evidence together, Lockhart said.