Deputies: NLR Man Admits to String of Business Robberies

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LITTLE ROCK, AR – A North Little Rock man has admitted to a string of business robberies in Central Arkansas.

That’s according to the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office (PCSO) after the arrest of Taz Leslie Marteny, 18.

Deputies say Marteny used an AK-47 rifle in at least one of the holdups.

It was a call about an AK-47 rifle used in an assault case Tuesday that eventually led to Marteny’s arrest last night.

The assault happened in the 5000 Block of Batesville Pike. The victim in the case, who suffered head injuries, identified his attacker as “Taz,” according to the PCSO. The victim also told deputies “Taz” had gone outside to his car and came back with an AK-47 rifle over which the men struggled before “Taz” left the scene.

The PCSO later learned a woman being held by the Cabot Police Department had told officers there her boyfriend Taz Marteny had been involved in the incident on Batesville Pike. Cabot Police had seized an AK-47 rifle during the woman’s arrest.

Marteny was found late Wednesday at a home on Frank Street in North Little Rock. He tried to get away by jumping out a window but was caught. The PCSO says Marteny had to be tasered when he resisted arrest.

After being taken to the sheriff’s office, deputies say Marteny admitted to the Batesville Pike assault as well as a string of robberies. Those holdups include: the Shell gas Station on MacArthur Drive, Best Stop Liquor, and The Forge all in North Little Rock, the Shell gas station in Cabot and the Waffle House in Maumelle.

Marteny is being held without bond. He is charged with battery, attempted capital murder, aggravated assault and attempted robbery.

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