Searcy man jailed in rob­bery at­tempt

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - ARKANSAS -

A Searcy man pulled a knife and tried to rob a Wal­mart store Fri­day but was ar­rested be­fore he could make it out of the park­ing lot, a po­lice spokesman said.

An Arkansas High­way Pa­trol of­fi­cer stopped Ed­die Ray My­ers, 69, min­utes af­ter he re­port­edly bran­dished the knife at a Wal­mart em­ployee and de­manded money, Searcy Po­lice Chief Steve Her­nan­dez said in a re­lease Satur­day.

It was un­clear from the re­lease whether the em­ployee handed over any money.

Searcy po­lice ar­rived at the Wal­mart Su­per­center on East Race Av­enue and ar­rested My­ers on charges of ag­gra­vated rob­bery and theft of prop­erty, both felonies, Her­nan­dez said.

My­ers was in the White County jail as of Satur­day af­ter­noon.

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