Suspect Arrested In Gas Station Robbery
BENTON – The suspect in a Sunday evening robbery of the Home Run Gas Mart (Gulf Station) on Military Road has been arrested by Benton police. 23 year old Walter Wilkerson was taken into custody Friday without incident after detectives determined they had enough evidence against him to file charges.
Based on information and evidence obtained during their investigation, Wilkerson is charged with Aggravated Robbery, Theft of Property, Aggravated Assault, and Tampering with Evidence.
Police responded to the station around 10:45 PM Sunday night after the clerk on duty reported he had been robbed at gun point. The suspect who police believe to be Wilkerson fled toward a residential area on Jameson Drive after leaving the scene.