Suspect In Springdale Gunfight Appears In Court
SPRINGDALE (KFSM) – Leon Roberson, 20, had a court hearing at the Washington County Detention Center Monday (Dec. 8). Springdale Police said he and Marcus Gould, 25, robbed C & S Gun and Pawn Shop at gunpoint on Saturday morning (Dec. 6).
According to police, 74-year-old Shirley Cornett shot Gould. Cornett and her husband, Clint, own the store.
Roberson’s next court date is Jan. 9, 2015. He remains in jail on $250,000 bond.
Police said Gould and Roberson are in custody after robbing the store carrying semi-automatic pistols. They said Cornett pulled out her .38 revolver and shot Gould in the arm as he was jumping over the counter towards her husband, Clint.
Owner Clint Cornett spoke to 5NEWS about the incident at their home Sunday night. Cornett said his wife was still very shaken up and said the bullet that Gould fired back at her hit a stack of books on the counter, then hit her chest. He said the bullet did not break her skin.
Police said both men are facing attempted capital murder charges, as well as aggravated robbery charges. As of Sunday night (Dec. 7), Fort Smith police said Gould is still recovering at the hospital with a security detail.
Records show Roberson has been arrested several times in the past for robbery, burglary and theft.
According to the preliminary arrest report, Gould and Roberson are from California. The report states a search warrant was obtained for Roberson’s vehicle. Police said they found a stolen bracelet, two handguns, bloody clothes, a bus ticket from Los Angeles to Fort Smith, and a black duffle bag containing duct tape.
For more information on the attempted armed robbery, click here.