By Max BryanTimes [email protected]
Police arrested a Fort Smith man in connection with an aggravated robbery with a firearm that occurred Thursday.
Zion Sincere Releford was arrested Thursday on suspicion of felony aggravated robbery and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. He remained in custody Friday and is set to appear in Sebastian County District Court on Monday.
According to an arrest report, a Fort Smith man and woman told Fort Smith police Cpl. Andrew Adams that Releford and another man tried to rob them them at around 1 p.m. Thursday at an unspecified location.
The man and woman said Releford and another man initially pulled up beside them in a Volkswagen Jetta with two other occupants and demanded they give them money. The man and woman told Releford and the other man that they did not have any money, the report states.
The man who was with Releford produced a hand gun and continued to demand they give them money. Releford grabbed the gun from the man and pointed it at them while “acting like he was racking the slide,” the report states.