Prosecutor says seven Oklahomans responsible for Arkansas gem heist
The Associated Press - February 15, 2017 10:14 am
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) – A federal prosecutor says seven Oklahomans were involved in a bold but quick 2015 jewelry store robbery in Little Rock, including two men arrested Monday.
U.S. Attorney Chris Thyer said Tuesday that 27-year-old Quinshod Shaw was arrested in Norman, Oklahoma, while 29-year-old Darris Denton was served with a warrant at a prison in Stringfield, Oklahoma. Both men are from Oklahoma City and have not yet had a court appearance in Arkansas. Five others were arrested previously, and two have pleaded guilty.
The robbers smashed numerous display cases in a matter of minutes, then abandoned their getaway truck at a church a block away. Blood recovered from glass shards led investigators to a suspect who has pleaded guilty, while DNA recovered from a hat in the abandoned truck led to another.
Little Rock FBI Special Agent in Charge Diane Upchurch, left, Little Rock Police Chief Kenton Buckner, second from left, and U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Arkansas Christopher Thyer listen as Jeffrey Reed, resident agent in charge of the ATF, right, speaks during a press conference in Little Rock, Ark. Tuesday Feb. 14, 2017 concerning progress made during the Violence Reduction Network initiative. (Stephen B. Thornton/The Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette via AP)