On May 21, deputies from the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to 5000 Block of Batesville Pike in North Little Rock in reference to a aggravated assault.
Upon arrival, deputies found the victim bleeding from the head. The victim advised that he had been assaulted by a guy named Taz.
The victim advised that Taz had beat him in the head with an unknown object and then went outside and pulled an AK-47 assault rifle out of his car. The victim advised that he tried to get the rifle away from the suspect and the suspect fired several rounds while they were struggling over it. The suspect had left the scene prior to our arrival.
According to the Sheriff’s Office, contact was then made with the Cabot Police department where officers advised that they had recovered an AK-47 that was used in a robbery at the Shell gas station in Cabot.
They also had the suspect’s girlfriend in custody. She advised that the suspect, Taz Marteny, 18, of North Little Rock, was involved in the incident on Batesville Pike.
Investigators located the suspect at a residence on Frank Street in North Little Rock. The suspect was taken into custody with the assistance of North Little Rock patrol officers.
“Mr. Marteny jumped out of a back window of the residence and attempted to flee and was caught, he resisted arrest and was tasered,” according to a department release.
The suspect was transported to the Pulaski County sheriff’s Office and interviewed. The suspect admitted to the aggravated assault on Batesville Pike. The suspect also admitted to the Robbery of the Shell gas Station on MacArthur Drive, Best Stop Liquor, and The Forge all in North Little Rock. The Suspect admitted to the Robbery of the Shell Gas Station in Cabot and the Waffle House in Maumelle.
“Suspect is in the Pulaski County jail with no bond. His charges are second-degree battery, criminal attempt capital murder, aggravated assault and criminal attempt robbery.”