The suspect in the June 29 robbery of a fireworks stand has been arrested, according to Lt. Matt Rice of the Faulkner County Sheriff’s Office.
Jason Nordengreen, 30, of 3 Moore Lane in Conway, was arrested at approximately 9:30 a.m. Wednesday during a traffic stop. Two weapons were found in the vehicle.
Nordengreen is charged with robbery, theft and two counts of firearms by certain persons.
According to Rice, a search warrant was served on the residence at Moore Lane, but the suspect was not at home at the time. The suspect’s two brothers were arrested for unrelated charges at the time of the search.
Nordengreen is accused of robbing a fireworks stand at Lawrence Landing and Highway 365.
According to Rice, the suspect picked up a Roman candle and made small talk with an employee before proceeding to the register. There, the suspect allegedly pulled out a handgun and told the two employees, "I don’t want to have to do this, but I’m about to lose my house, and I need money for my kids."
The employees gave the suspect $601 in a Walmart sack, as well as one of their cell phones. The suspect then fled the scene on foot. FCSO officers searched the woods near the scene, but could not locate the man.
While serving the search warrant at the Moore Lane residence, Daniel Nordengreen was arrested and charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, and William Scott Nordengreen was arrested and charged with firearms by certain persons.
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