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By Scott Carroll

This article was published July 8, 2014 at 3:05 a.m.


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Couple rob motel dweller in his room

A Little Rock man told police he was held down by a man and woman in an armed robbery at his motel room Sunday afternoon.

Steven Courtney, 35, told officers he had just gotten back to his room at the 10524 W. Markham St. Motel 6 when he heard a knock at his door about 2:20 p.m.

Courtney opened the door and was met by a man with a .38-caliber revolver with a pearl grip.

The gunman, accompanied by a "large white female" in a swimsuit, held the man down, took his phone and ran north through the complex. The gunman fired one shot as they ran out.

No one was hit by the gunshot, police said.

The gunman is described as a 5-foot-10, 200-pound black man in his late 20s or early 30s who wore bluejeans, a white T-shirt and a white Yankees hat.

His accomplice was described as a 5-foot-9, 240-pound woman in her late 20s or early 30s.

Police find teenager shot in Jacksonville

Jacksonville police are investigating a shooting that injured one person Monday.

Officers responded shortly after noon to Chapel Ridge Apartments, 950 Military Road, where they found an 18-year-old man who had been shot. He was transported to a local hospital with nonlife-threatening injuries.

Further details on the shooting were not released Monday.

Man shot 2 times at LR Acme Motel

A man was shot twice at a Little Rock motel late Saturday night, police reported.

Officers responded shortly before midnight to Acme Motel, 3301 W. Roosevelt Road, where Ronald West had been shot in the chest and arm. West, 28, was taken in stable condition to UAMS Medical Center for treatment.

West told investigators that he was in room 105 at the motel when he heard someone walk up to his door, according to the report. When he opened the door, a man shot him.

Witnesses told police that two men, one of whom was referred to as "Von," were talking outside near West's room before the shooting. Further circumstances of the shooting were unclear.

The shooter is described as black, 5 feet 7 inches tall, 156 pounds and between 20 and 24 years old. He wore a white T-shirt and bluejeans.

No arrests had been made late Monday.

Man in 'Iron Man' mask robs Five Guys

A man with a silver handgun and a superhero mask robbed a west Little Rock restaurant late Sunday night, police said.

Officers went to Five Guys Burgers and Fries at 13000 Chenal Parkway shortly after 10 p.m. for an armed robbery and were met by a manager who told officers that the gunman entered the store wearing an "Iron Man" mask, then told staff members to give him the cash stored in the bottom of the safe, according to a police report.

The manager told officers that very few people know how the money at the store's location is stored and that he believed the person might be a former employee, according to the report.

The gunman forced employees into the walk-in cooler, according to reports, and took off after putting the cash in a black backpack.

In addition to the Marvel-brand superhero mask, the 5-foot-8, 170-pound black man was about 21 years old and wore a long-sleeved black shirt, khaki pants and white shoes, according to the report.

Man willing to give ride robbed by two

A Little Rock man was robbed at gunpoint Sunday after he agreed to give two men a ride to a gas station, police reported.

Alexander Williams, 37, told police he was at West 36th Street and South Shackleford Road about 1:40 a.m. when two men carrying a gas can asked him for a ride to a gas station, according to a police report. When Williams said yes, one of the men pulled out a gun.

The suspects took Williams' 2002 Cadillac Escalade, cellphone, two credit cards and $150 cash. Police searched the area for the men, but no arrests were made.

Detailed descriptions were unavailable. An investigation is ongoing.

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