Two suspects were arrested following an investigation by police into the weekend stabbing of one of the men at a home in Conway.
Officers were dispatched to a home on Sagegrass Road shortly after noon Sunday when a caller reported a residential burglary in progress.
According to police, the efforts of two would-be burglars were thwarted when a 19-year-old resident at the home stabbed one of the suspects.
Detectives arrived at the residence and secured the location as a crime scene.
The man told police the burglars, described as two black males dressed in black and carrying a silver handgun, fled the premises prior to the officer’s arrival, running northeast in the direction of Hathaway Drive.
Andraius Cohen, 19, and Justin Jones, 20, both of Conway, were later apprehended at Conway Regional Medical Center, where the pair were seeking treatment for Cohen’s “deep laceration,” officials said.
Jones told investigators the handgun was non-working and the pair had gone to the address only to scare the man over money owed for marijuana.
Both men were arrested in connection with the burglary.
Charges of attempted residential burglary with a firearm enhancement and conspiracy to commit capital murder are under review by prosecutors.
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