Fort Smith, Arkansas – An elderly man is followed out of Choctaw Casino and robbed at gunpoint


Posted on the 13th of January 2017

Fort Smith, Arkansas – An elderly man is followed out of Choctaw Casino and robbed at gunpoint

At approximately 3:48PM on Wednesday the 11th of January, the Fort Smith Police Department responded to a call from an elderly man that he had just been robbed while sitting in his car outside Texas Roadhouse. The elderly man, Ernest Schlinker, 71, had left the Choctaw Casino and made his way to Texas Roadhouse, when suspect John Taylor Jr., 29, approached Schlinker while he was sitting in his vehicle and demanded money. After taking an undisclosed amount of money from Schlinker, Taylor fled the scene while firing two shots at Schlinker’s vehicle. Police identified and arrested the suspect on the following day. He was taken to the Sebastian County jail and held without bond.

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