BREAKING NEWS: Suspect in Shell store robbery was arrested late Saturday
UPDATE: A man that allegedly robbed a Shell Superstop in Benton on Thursday was arrested by Little Rock police late Saturday.
As of press time, 20-year-old Daniel Glenn Caple remains in the Pulaski County Regional jail. He faces two counts of aggravated robbery, two counts of theft of property, two counts of aggravated assault and two counts of terroristic threatening by Benton police. Additionally, Caple faces charges of aggravated robbery and theft of property by the Little Rock Police Department.
Caple will be extradited to Saline County jail, authorities said.
Lt. Kevin Russell, public information officer for the Benton Police Department, said the investigation is continuing and more arrests are possible.
A warrant has been issued for the arrest of a Central Arkansas man for involvement in the armed robbery of a Shell station on Thursday, Benton police said.
Daniel Glenn Caple, 20, is wanted for two counts of aggravated robbery, two counts of theft of property, two counts of aggravated assault and two counts of terroristic threatening. Lt. Kevin Russell, public information officer for the Benton Police Department, said Caple is believed to be living either in the Garland County area or Saline County area.
"Caple is believed to be armed and dangerous, and individuals should use extreme caution if they come into contact with him," Russell said.
Caple was last seen wearing a black jacket, dark blue jeans, and a half-open-face-style toboggan.
Caple allegedly robbed the Shell Superstop, located at 16824 Interstate 30 near the Waffle House restaurant, on Thursday. Russell said Caple was brandishing a handgun, but no persons were injured.
"(Caple) entered the business armed with a pistol that was displayed during the course of the robbery," Russell said. "While inside the business (Caple) jumped onto the counter and fired a round from the pistol into the floor. The clerk didn’t sustain any physical injuries as a result of this incident."
Caple reportedly grabbed an undisclosed amount of cash and merchandise inside the store before fleeing in a white, late-1990s model Chevrolet Malibu. Russell said two people were waiting outside the Shell station in the getaway vehicle, but did not enter the store. All three fled in an unknown direction.
The same Shell station was robbed back in November of 2012.
Anyone with information on this crime or others is encouraged to call the Benton Police Department at 778-1171 or 315-TIPS (8477). Individuals also may send an anonymous crime tip to CRIMES (274637) with the keyword BNPD in the body of the text or leave a tip at www.crimereports.com.