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Police: Little Rock man steals vehicle at gunpoint, leads officers on chase on I-30

By Emma Pettit

This article was published May 19, 2017 at 8:05 a.m.

Lorenzo Maurice Facen-Watson, 22, of Little Rock

A Little Rock man was arrested Thursday night after he stole a vehicle at gunpoint and led authorities on a chase on Interstate 30, officials said.

North Little Rock police officers were flagged down by a victim near Pershing Avenue and Schaer Street who said a man had just stolen his vehicle, according to a police report.

Officers spotted the vehicle near Percy Machin Drive and 19th Street and tried to pull it over, but the driver refused to stop, the report said.

The driver, later identified as 22-year-old Lorenzo Maurice Facen-Watson, evaded police and eventually got onto westbound Interstate 30, the report said.

Arkansas State Police joined the pursuit there, and Facen-Watson eventually pulled the vehicle over around 11 p.m. near the exit onto Scott Hamilton Drive in Little Rock, officials said.

After stopping, the 22-year-old got out of the vehicle and ran but was apprehended a short time later, police said.

A sawed-off shotgun was reportedly found lying on the ground near the driver's side door.

Facen-Watson faces felony charges of aggravated robbery, felon in possession of a firearm, fleeing and criminal use of prohibited weapons. He is being held without bail.

A court date is set for May 23.

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YoungHog says... May 19, 2017 at 9:07 a.m.

Glad he got caught..

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abb says... May 19, 2017 at 9:09 a.m.

sawn off shotgun? Where are the Federal violations of the NFA? Or did he pay his $200 ATF Form 4 tax for a title 2 firearm (short barrel shotgun). Why won't the Feds step in and give this guy ten HARD federal years for the violation of the NFA of 1934? THAT is how you put a stop to this crap. Oh...and after Fed time, report to AR to finish your STATE charges.

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titleist10 says... May 19, 2017 at 9:49 a.m.

Another statistic for the survey he was already a convicted felon THESE THUGS DO NOT CHANGE who needs a sawed off shot gun wake up people these convicted thugs should not be on the streets

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Kharma says... May 19, 2017 at 11:43 a.m.

That's some straight up gangsta' sh•t right there G-dawg.

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MM03 says... May 19, 2017 at 3:55 p.m.

These young black males are a pox on this country. Something has to be done about black families or lack thereof. They cannot raise the children they are having. What do we do? Just let it keep happening and ruining communities and making victims of too many innocent people? This is ridiculous to put up with. Black males between ages 15 and 30 are about 5% of the population but commit over half of all violent crimes. This is beyond insane. Political correctness and white guilt have to end and end now.

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LRDawg says... May 19, 2017 at 4:23 p.m.

Not so fast MM03....story below this involves a white murderer. This guy didn't KILL anyone. He does need to be off the streets though

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titleist10 says... May 19, 2017 at 5:43 p.m.

Mmo3 I agree but you will be called a racist for stating the facts

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