Fayetteville Police Arrest Armed Robbery Suspect

FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) -- A Fayetteville man was arrested for aggravated robbery after allegedly stealing $56 worth of gas from a Casey's General Store on Sunday (Aug. 12) morning.


Fayetteville police say Harold Hartford drove off from the store at 2720 W. Wedington Drive around 10 a.m..

A clerk told police that they tried to run after Hartford and that's when he allegedly brandished a gun, then drove away and got on Interstate 49.

Arkansas State Police arrested Hartford, 38, around 11 a.m. at I-49 at Exit 85.

Fayetteville police say they found a folding knife inside Hartford's car that was shaped like a small handgun.

Hartford said he planned to steal the gas, so he removed his license plate before arriving at Casey's. He said he re-attached it shortly afterwards before ASP stopped him.

Hartford was being held Monday (Aug. 13) at the Washington County Detention Center with no bond set. He has a hearing set for Sept. 24 in Washington County Circuit Court.