Texarkana, Ark. Police have arrested one man and are searching for another in relation to an armed robbery of an E-Z Mart store.
On July 29, 2017, at 1:45am, The EZ Mart store at 4524 N. State Line Ave. was robbed at gunpoint by a black male wearing a mask and uniquely fashioned pants.
According to TAPD Spokesperson Corporal Bennett, other than video and the physical description of the robber, detectives had very few leads to go on. “Lt. Jason Shores didn’t let this deter him,” said Bennett. Because the pants were so unique, Lt Shores thought it might be possible to identify the potential suspect using surveillance video from Wal-Mart if the suspect were to have gone to Wal- Mart before or after the robbery.
Lt. Shores followed through with nothing more than a hunch and got the Wal-Mart video in question. While searching through the video, approximately 40 minutes prior to the EZ Mart robbery, Lt. Shores recognized a dark black male enter the store wearing pants that matched those worn during the robbery. This black male was accompanied by a second taller light black male. From the video, detectives were able to identify the black males as 19-year-old Lamarcus Henderson, and 20-year-old Nelson Ikegulu. I
kegulu was located and interviewed without delay and an arrest warrant was issued for Henderson on Friday. On Saturday, Henderson was located at a residence on W 21st St., where upon noticing police officers, he fled from the front porch across State Line and into Arkansas on foot. He was taken into custody following the short foot pursuit. Henderson confessed to the robbery when interviewed by Det. Romeo Cross and Sgt. Zach White. An arrest warrant for aggravated robbery has been issued for Ikegulu.