Pine Bluff Police have arrested four men after a reported robbery at Super 1 Foods on East Harding Avenue early Wednesday morning. Three of the four worked for the store at the time, police said.
Jamaro Martin, 18, Cammrin Williams, 19 and Chad Wood, 20, were taken into custody shortly after the incident, while the fourth, Revyon Shelton, 21, was arrested on Thursday. Martin, Williams and Wood were all employees at the store, and police said Williams was the manager on duty at the time.
According to a probable cause affidavit from Pine Bluff Police Detective Kaylon McDaniel, the robbery was reported at 12:50 a.m. at 1605 E. Harding Ave.; when police arrived, they saw a male run to the back of the business. While searching the suspects, police reported seeing a black Ford Mustang with loud pipes near Belmont and Broadmoor, and officers at the scene said they saw the same car in the area before the robbery.
McDaniel reported that the car was stopped and was driven by Martin, with Wood in the passenger seat. They both admitted to being employees of the store.
When Martin was questioned, he allegedly admitted that he had gone into the store with Shelton and was armed with a pistol, while Shelton had a rifle. He said they took money from the safe after Williams opened it.
Martin also told police he dropped the money and a gun after jumping a fence — the money, in excess of $14,000, was recovered, along with a handgun.
When Williams was questioned, he initially said he was escorting another employee out of the store when two men armed with guns approach them and forced them to go back into the store and open the safe.
After being questioned a second time, Williams admitted knowing about the robbery in advance and sending a text message to Martin telling him when to come in the store. He also said he was not involved in the planning.
A rifle believed to have been used in the robbery was also recovered when police served a search warrant.
On Friday, Jefferson County District Judge Kim Bridgforth set $50,000 bonds for Martin, Williams, Wood and Shelton after ruling prosecutors have probable cause to charge them with aggravated robbery.