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Teen charged in woman’s robbery

by Steven Mross | March 30, 2023 at 4:03 a.m.
Kayedin Edward Clark - Submitted photo

A local teen on probation was arrested on a felony warrant Tuesday morning stemming from allegations he and a group of accomplices attacked and robbed a 28-year-old woman last week, during which an alleged female accomplice was stabbed.

Kayedin Edward Clark, 19, who lists a Schwinn Hill Place address, was taken into custody around 9 a.m. and charged with aggravated robbery, a felony punishable by up to life in prison. He was being held on a $125,000 bond and was set to appear Wednesday in Garland County District Court.

According to court records, he was convicted on Dec. 16, 2022, of two felony counts of first-degree terroristic threatening and misdemeanor resisting arrest after threatening Hot Springs police officers and sentenced to six years' supervised probation.

According to the probable cause affidavit, on the night of March 22, the Garland County Communication Center received several calls in reference to a possible stabbing and altercation that had occurred in the area of Mountain Pine Road and Mid-America Boulevard.

One of the callers stated a woman, 35, had been stabbed and transported to the E-Z Mart, 3100 Albert Pike Road, and then taken by LifeNet to CHI St. Vincent Hot Springs where she was treated for stab wounds to her right torso area.

A second caller, Michael Reeves, the security supervisor at National Park College, stated that the 28-year-old woman had entered the dorm parking lot from the wooded area to the west of the dorms and stated she had been robbed and beaten.

Garland County sheriff's deputies arrived at the scene and were told the incident had reportedly occurred in the 500 block of Mountain Pine Road and that "a group of individuals" had pursued and robbed the 28-year-old woman.

Investigators obtained security video from a business in the 900 block of Mid-America that reportedly showed the woman walking down the boulevard with a group of people following her. Several of them could be seen catching up with her at the intersection of Mid-America and Mountain Pine Road where they accosted her and stole one of her bags.

At that point, the 28-year-old woman fled across Mountain Pine Road and knocked on the front door of a business in the 400 block of Mountain Pine Road. Security video from that business reportedly showed the woman walking into the parking lot with "several individuals" following her.

At one point, the group walked back across the road to a vehicle parked at the intersection of Mountain Pine Road and Mid-America. The woman then walked south toward Albert Pike Road and the group reportedly ran after her and two of them, later identified as the 35-year-old female with the stabbing injuries, and another female, 18, can be seen running up to her and attempting to take her bags.

In the video, the two began to strike her and steal her bags. A vehicle then stopped in the road as several other people ran up to the altercation and began to hit and kick the female victim and steal her belongings.

A man, later reportedly identified as Clark, can be seen on the video running up to the altercation and then following the victim after the altercation.

On March 24, investigators interviewed the victim who reportedly stated she was with a friend, identified as Clark, who was giving her a ride home. She said she had made arrangements to sell Clark some jewelry. She said Clark took her to a residence in the 900 block of Mountain Pine Road, took the jewelry, got out of the vehicle and went inside the house.

While she was waiting in the car, she said a group of people came out of the house and "began to yell at her." One of the group was identified by her as the 18-year-old female. She said she tried to leave at that point, but was accosted.

During the altercation, several of her bags were taken, including her purse containing her wallet, money and ID. She said she left the property and the group followed her to Mid-America and Mountain Pine Road where she was beaten and robbed. She said Clark had followed her after the robbery as she attempted to leave the area.

Sheriff's Deputy Courtney Kizer, the department's public information officer, said Wednesday the incident was still under investigation and more arrests in the case are possible as the investigation continues.

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