Accident – Death – Obituary News : Jacksonville, Ark. – A man has been arrested and is now facing charges in connection with a robbery that took place at a local Waffle House on Sunday night. Vashun Mayo, a 31-year-old suspect, has been apprehended by the Jacksonville Police Department.
Mayo is now facing multiple charges, which include aggravated robbery, attempted capital murder, five counts of kidnapping, possession of a firearm by a certain person, theft by receiving, endangering the welfare of a minor, terroristic threatening, five counts of aggravated assault, tampering with physical evidence, second-degree battery, and fleeing.
The incident occurred on Sunday evening when authorities received a 911 call reporting a robbery at the Waffle House around 11:40 p.m. Upon arrival, officers attempted to make contact with the suspect, later identified as Mayo. However, they found that the front door of the restaurant was locked. In order to gain entry, officers had to break the glass door.
Inside the establishment, Mayo fired his gun twice at the officers and managed to escape through the rear door. He then fled into the nearby woods while being pursued by the officers, who also fired shots at him. During the chase, Mayo was struck once in the left lower leg. He was subsequently taken to the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences to receive medical treatment for his injuries.
The officer who fired the shot is now on administrative leave as the Arkansas State Police investigate the use of force. The case file will be presented to the local prosecuting attorney, who will determine whether the use of force was justified in this particular instance.
The incident has left the community shaken, with locals expressing their concerns about the officer-involved shooting at the Jacksonville Waffle House. It is expected that further details will emerge as the investigation continues.
The Jacksonville Police Department is committed to ensuring the safety and security of its residents, and they will continue to work diligently to bring justice to those involved in criminal activities..