Charles Ward Darnell, 26, was arrested early Tuesday morning on a charge of aggravated robbery, according to a North Little Rock Police Department arrest report.
Police say Darnell told investigators he was smoking crack cocaine at the Broadway Motel, 2800 E. Broadway St., when he ran out of money and walked to to Warehouse Liquors, 3320 E. Broadway St.
There, Darnell handed the clerk a piece of paper indicating he was armed with a gun and demanding the register be opened, the report said.
Darnell got about $300 before fleeing back to the hotel, police said.
He was arrested about 4 a.m. when he approached an officer in the 800 block of Main Street, the report said.