Little Rock police on Monday identified 17-year-old Cabot resident Joshua Williams as the teenager charged as an adult in the robbery of a Red Lobster earlier this month that ended in a shootout with an off-duty police officer.
Williams, in addition to his brother, 20-year-old Troy James Williams of Cabot; and cousin, 25-year-old Kenneth Lavell Nelson of Little Rock, face charges after they allegedly held up the restaurant on 8407 W. Markham St. the night of Jan. 9.
In a statement Monday, the Little Rock Police Department said detectives obtained a warrant Jan. 11 to arrest Joshua Williams on one count each of aggravated robbery, criminal attempt to commit capital murder and first-degree battery, as well as six counts of aggravated assault.
An arrest warrant was served Monday at the 12th Street police station after Joshua Williams was discharged from a hospital for injuries to his buttocks that resulted from the exchange of gunfire at Red Lobster, police said.
That gunfight during the Jan. 9 robbery also injured Little Rock police officer Shawn Bakr, 39, who was shot in the shoulder, the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette previously reported.
Nelson and Troy James Williams have pleaded innocent in the case. Both remained in custody at the Pulaski County jail on $2 million bond each as of Monday afternoon, according to jail records.
Read Tuesday's Arkansas Democrat-Gazette for full details.