Police said an arrest was made and citations issued after guns were found on an 11-year-old and 17-year-old boy at the Conway Wal-Mart store Saturday night, according to an incident report.
Conway police were called about 11 p.m. to the Wal-Mart at 2709 Church Street after receiving reports that four males were being disorderly and cursing at employees in the store, authorities said.
A’Sharr Kysean Cox, 17, was charged with shoplifting, unlawful carrying of a pistol, and sale or delivery of a pistol, according to jail records.
Police said they found three of the four teens allegedly causing a disturbance and were told the fourth teen, Cox, had taken a 20 ounce bottle of soda from the store without paying for it.
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Authorities said they found Cox, who was drinking the soda, and police said he fell to the ground, saying his arm hurt when he was handcuffed.
Police said Cox was then handcuffed in the front, instead off from behind.
Another officer on the scene said one of the three other teens had a .22 caliber handgun in his pocket and .38 caliber bullets in his hat.
Authorities said they began to wonder if one of the other teens had a gun because the gun and bullets on the one teen, who authorities identified as 11 years old, didn’t match.
Police said just then they looked over at Cox who was grabbing the waistband of his pants and shaking his leg as if trying to drop something.
An officer said he pulled Cox away from the patrol car, and Cox then fell to the ground and began kicking.
Another officer on the scene said he saw Cox had a gun, and the officer securing Cox’s legs said he pulled out his gun and pointed at him, according to the report.
Authorities said they found the gun on the ground near Cox and took it and emptied it.
Police said Cox was taken to Conway Medical Center, and his arm was x-rayed. He was cleared for arrest by hospital staff, and then taken to the J. Reuben Long Detention Center, police said.
Cox was still incarcerated as of Tuesday morning and was being held on $10,000 bond, according to jail records.
The other teens and the 11-year-old were issued juvenile summons citations and each released to their parents, police said.