Call about vehicle break-ins turns into vehicle and foot pursuits

    3:27 PM, Jan 7, 2014   |    comments
    Ubangi Robinson, Nicholas Barnes. (Photo: Benton Police Department)
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    Benton and Bryant News:

    BENTON, Ark. (Benton Police Department) - On Tuesday, at approximately 4:15 a.m., officers responded to Dogwood Lake Apartments (1907 Hwy 5 North) on report of three individuals breaking into vehicles in the parking lot. Upon their arrival, one of the suspect fled from the scene in a vehicle and the other two fled on foot.

    The suspect who fled in the vehicle was identified as 18-year-old Nicholas Barnes. Barnes led officers on a pursuit that eventually ended up on I-30 towards Little Rock. He crashed the vehicle near the exit ramp to Otter Creek and was subsequently transported to a Little Rock hospital from injuries he sustained.

    The two suspects who fled on foot were identified as Ubangi Robinson, 19, and a 16-year-old juvenile. The two were eventually located at the Bryant Walmart Supercenter and were taken into custody after another short foot pursuit. At the time of his arrest, Robinson had a pistol in his possession that was reported stolen out of Pulaski County.

    Robinson is charged with Breaking or Entering, Theft by Receiving, Carrying a Weapon, and 2 counts of Fleeing. The juvenile is charged with Breaking or Entering, Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Deliver, Possession of a Controlled Substance, and 2 counts of Fleeing. At last report Barnes was in satisfactory condition and charges will be forthcoming upon his release.

    Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Benton Police Department at 778-1171 or 315-TIPS. Individuals also may send an anonymous crime tip about this incident to CRIMES (274637) with the keyword BNPD in the body of the text or go to www.crimereports.com to leave a tip.

    Any suspects listed are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

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