Suspect Jailed after Carjacking, Multiple Assaults, Police Chase

Alex Scott Roberts
Alex Scott Roberts
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Updated: 7/16/2012 3:58 pm
WEST MEMPHIS, AR ( - A man on a rampage is behind bars after assaulting two women, a carjacking, firing at officers and ramming police cars in West Memphis late Saturday night.

West Memphis police were called on reports of one woman shot and a second woman assaulted at Arrington Estates just before 11 p.m. on Saturday, July 14. When they arrived on the scene, officers were approached by the suspect, 23-year-old Alex Scott Roberts, who shot at police while he got in his car and sped away.

As police pursued Roberts, he fired shots at officers again and rammed his car into two squad cars. Officers fired multiple shots at Roberts's vehicle in an effort to stop him, and he was taken into custody without further incident.

Investigators determined that Roberts came dressed in dark clothes and a ski mask to Arrington Estates, where he beat up his ex-girlfriend and shot her sister. He then held a man at gunpoint and stole the victim's 2000 Ford Crown Victoria, which he drove in the altercation with police.

The gunshot victim was transported to The MED where she was treated and released. Roberts and one West Memphis officer were also taken to Crittenden Regional Hospital for minor injuries.

Upon his arrest, police discovered Roberts was a convicted felon in Arkansas with multiple felony warrants. He is being held on a $2 million bond for the following charges: four counts of Attempted Capital Murder, Aggravated Robbery, Battery 1st Degree, Domestic Battery 2nd Degree, Aggravated Residential Burglary, four counts of Aggravated Assault, Terroristic Threatening 1st Degree, two counts of Possession of a Firearm by Certain Persons, and Fleeing from a Police Officer.

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