Arkansas teen charged for attempted robbery with gun

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Victim hit in foot with bullet

A Fayetteville, Ark., teenager is facing multiple felony charges after allegedly shooting a man in the foot during an attempted strong-armed robbery in Seligman on July 3.

Emmanuel Smith, 18, of Fayetteville, Ark., is charged with first-degree assault, armed criminal action and unlawful use of a weapon.

According to a probable cause statement filed by Kyle Kuhn, deputy with the Barry County Sheriff’s Office, the incident occurred near the intersection of Highways 37 and 112 in Seligman at about 3:36 a.m. on July 3.

Smith allegedly met with two men and attempted to use a Ruger LCP .380 semi-automatic pistol to steal $1,600 intended for trading of a vehicle.

Smith allegedly pointed the pistol at one of the victims and pulled the trigger twice, but the weapon malfunctioned. He then allegedly pointed the weapon at the victim again and pulled the trigger, causing the bullet to strike the victim in the right foot.

Following the altercation, Smith allegedly made multiple threats to both victims via Facebook and SnapChat.

Smith is being held in the Barry County jail on a cash-only bond of $100,000. He has been arraigned, and a bond appearance hearing is set for Thursday at 8:30 a.m. in the courtroom of Judge Robert Foulke.

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