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LR police still seek hit-and-run driver

Officers are still looking for the driver who struck a Pulaski County employee last week and fled the scene.

According to a police report, Angela Scroggins, 58, was crossing Broadway in the pedestrian lane July 5 when a gray GMC or Chevrolet pickup turned from Third Street and struck her, knocking her several feet across the road.

The driver of the truck, who witnesses said was about 50 to 60 years old, drove away initially, according to video footage. After driving away, the man reportedly backed up, got out of the vehicle and gathered up Scroggins' purse and belongings.

Officers said he placed the belongings on the ground beside Scroggins and drove away.

MEMS transported Scroggins to CHI St. Vincent Infirmary. Little Rock police spokesman Steve Moore said Scroggins' injuries were not life-threatening.

Lt. Michael Ford of the department said officers do not have a suspect in custody and are asking the public for help in finding the driver.

Former roommate beaten, hospitalized

A Batesville man beat his former roommate with a blunt object Tuesday, causing multiple facial fractures, according to a police report.

Pulaski County deputies said Robert Earl Childers' ex-roommate was rushed to the emergency room Tuesday and will need surgery after Childers and another man struck him multiple times with an unknown object.

Deputies said Childers had not lived at the residence for more than two months, but that he and the second man broke in, assaulted the roommate and burglarized the trailer home.

Childers had made several threats to his former roommate in the past, according to a police report.

Deputies arrested Childers on a charge of felony aggravated residential burglary and felony second-degree domestic battery. Childers remained in the Pulaski County jail Wednesday night with no bail set.

Woman say purse taken, gun pointed

A robber stole a woman's purse early Monday while she was sitting in her car in a North Little Rock neighborhood, police said.

Officers responded just after 12:20 a.m. to a home in the 1700 block of Marion Street, according to a report from the Police Department.

The 38-year-old victim told authorities she was sitting outside the house in her car with the driver's door open, and when she set her purse in the passenger seat she felt a person reach over her lap to grab it.

The report said the woman confronted the man and intended to fight him for her handbag until he pointed a black handgun at her.

The individual, described as shirtless and 18 and 20 years old, fled on a silver bicycle with the woman's purse, which contained a wallet, debit cards, makeup and house keys, police said.

Suspect arrested in lottery-ticket theft

Authorities have arrested a man accused of stealing more than 1,500 lottery tickets last month from a gas station in North Little Rock.

The Police Department said on Twitter that Kenneth Mayweather has been charged with commercial burglary in the June 11 break-in at the Shell station at 6915 John F. Kennedy Blvd.

Video footage from the burglary showed a man with his face covered throwing something at the glass door. He later kicked and punched his way in, grabbing at least three racks of lottery tickets, the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette previously reported.

Mayweather did not appear on the Pulaski County jail's online inmate roster Wednesday afternoon.

63-year-old man victim of shooting

Authorities responded Wednesday morning to a shooting in Wrightsville, according to a Pulaski County sheriff's office news release.

The shooting resulted from a dispute that happened around 11:40 a.m. in the 13900 block of Arkansas 365, the release said.

The 63-year-old victim was shot in the leg and taken to UAMS Medical Center in Little Rock, according to the release.

Authorities were still looking for the shooter Wednesday afternoon.


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Metro on 07/12/2018

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