Two men were arrested late Monday night in connection with the robbery of an individual, who was allegedly shot by one of the suspects.
Anphernia Harris, 19, of Conway and Billy Davis Jr., 26, of Little Rock were allegedly involved with two other men in the robbery in the 1900 block of East 10th Avenue, Deputy Prosecutor Karres Manning said during a probable cause hearing Wednesday for Harris and Davis in Pine Bluff District Court.
Detective Jacqueline Stevenson said in a probable cause affidavit that the alleged victim told police he was approached by three men, one of whom was armed with a handgun. The suspect with the gun fired one shot that hit the storm door of the victim’s house, while a second shot hit the victim in the upper thigh. Stevenson said there was also a third shot fired and the victim fell through the storm door of the house.
Manning said in court that two of the men approached the alleged victim and instructed him to give them “all the money he had,” and one of the suspects allegedly told the victim “we know you got some.”
The alleged victim told police he gave the men $200 and they ran to a vehicle, which left the scene.
Stevenson said in the affidavit she was heading toward the robbery location when she saw the suspect vehicle and performed a traffic stop, and two males who were in the back seat of the vehicle ran, while Davis, who was driving, and Harris, who was in the front passenger seat, were taken into custody.
A handgun was allegedly found on the ground by the vehicle, as was a check with the alleged victim’s name on it.
Manning said Harris is currently on probation from Conway while Davis is on probation from Little Rock.
At her request, Pine Bluff District Judge John Kearney set a $25,000 cash-only bond for both men after ruling prosecutors had probable cause to charge them with first-degree battery and aggravated robbery.
Kearney also ordered Harris and Davis to have no contact with the alleged victim until the case is settled.
Harris and Davis both said they would hire their own attorneys.