Taz Marteny is in Pulaski County Jail with no bond facing charges of second degree attempted capital murder, second degree battery, aggravated assault, and criminal attempted robbery. (Photo: Pulaski County Sheriff's Office)
PULASKI COUNTY, Ark. (KTHV) - A man is in custody facing numerous charges including attempted murder after allegedly attacking a man, and pulling an AK-47 on the victim.
Monday, Pulaski County Sheriff's Deputies were called to the 5000 block of Batesville Pike about an aggravated assault. The victim, who was bleeding from the head, told deputies that he had been assaulted by a guy named Taz.
The victim says Taz beat him on the head with something, then went outside and pulled an AK-47 out of his car. The victim says he tried to get the rifle away from Taz when several rounds were fired. Taz had fled by the time deputies arrived.
Deputies then talked to Cabot police officers who said they recovered an AK-47 that was used during an armed robbery of a Shell gas station in their city. Police say they had the suspect, Taz Marteny's girlfriend in custody. She confirmed Taz was the man in the Batesville Pike assault.
Investigators found Taz at a home on Frank Street in North Little Rock. The sheriff's office says Taz tried to flee by jumping out a back window but he was caught. They say he resisted arrest and was tasered before being placed into custody by NLRPD patrol officers.
When being interviewed, the PCSO says Taz admitted to the aggravated assault on Batesville Pike and the armed robbery of the Cabot Shell gas station. He also admitted to the robberies of Best Stop Liquor and The Forge, both in North Little Rock, and the robbery of the Waffle House in Maumelle.
He is currently in the Pulaski County Jail with no bond facing charges of second degree attempted capital murder, second degree battery, aggravated assault, and criminal attempted robbery.