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Arraignment set for another November armed robbery suspect

Posted: January 13, 2014 - 11:10am

An arraignment date in Faulkner County Circuit Court has been set for a fourth person charged in a series of Nov. 17 armed robberies in Conway.

Curtis Devante Wright, 18, is set to appear before Circuit Judge Amy Brazil on Feb. 12 at 1 p.m., court documents show. According to the Faulkner County Sheriff’s Office website, Wright was arrested Jan. 8.

Wright, of Little Rock, faces two counts each of aggravated robbery and theft of property. His bond has been set at $75,000, court documents show.

The sheriff’s office website also shows another suspect charged in the armed robberies, 19-year-old Devante Williams, was booked into the Faulkner County jail at 6:39 a.m., Monday. Conway police said Williams, of Mabelvale, was arrested by U.S. Marshals in December in Dallas.

With Wright’s recent arrest, all four suspects charged for three armed robberies the night of Nov. 17 are now in custody.

In less than two hours Nov. 17, Conway police were dispatched to three reports of armed robberies, all within about two miles of one another.

Due to victim testimony, surveillance footage and the help of a Little Rock school resource officer, investigators were able to identify a 16-year-old Little Rock student as a suspect. The minor was arrested days after the robberies.

According to an affidavit, the minor admitted he, Wright and Williams committed the Nov. 17 armed robberies. The teen also told investigators Rickiyia Briana Oliphant, 20, was the driver of the vehicle.

Oliphant has been charged with two counts of aggravated robbery and two counts of theft of property, in addition to theft by receiving and fraudulent use of a credit card. Oliphant is being held on a $75,000 bond, and is next scheduled in court Feb. 19 at 1:30 p.m. before Judge Brazil.

Williams and Wright also face two counts of aggravated robbery and theft of property. Details, such as arraignment and bond, have not yet been set for Williams.

The 16-year-old Little Rock student has been charged with three counts of aggravated robbery and three counts of theft of property.

(Staff writer Lee Hogan can be reached by email at lee.hogan@thecabin.net or by phone at 505-1246. Follow Lee Hogan on Twitter at twitter.com/LCD_LeeHogan. To comment on this and other stories, log on to thecabin.net.)

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