Wanted carjacking suspect arrested in Little Rock

Daniel Townsend, 40, was booked for aggravated robbery, theft, and second-degree endangering the welfare of a minor. (Photo courtesy: Pulaski County jail)

A Little Rock man suspected in a carjacking earlier in August was arrested days later after a caller reported he was pulling on the doors of homes in her neighborhood.

Before noon Thursday, a 27-year-old woman called Little Rock police to let them know of a suspicious person who was checking house doors on Regina Circle.

Officers found a man matching the caller's description and identified him as 40-year-old Daniel Townsend.

According to the report, Townsend claimed he was working on his car on Regina Circle and knocking on doors to find someone with a floor jack.

While a warrant check on Townsend returned with negative results, officers spoke with detectives and later identified him as a suspect on a wanted flier in a carjacking on Dreher Lane.

At the time, the victim said the suspect had approached her, grabbed her shirt, and put a gun in her stomach, demanding her car. She was able to grab her grandchildren, ages 3 and 11, out of the backseat before the suspect took her vehicle and fled on Geyer Springs Road.

After identifying him as the suspect in the carjacking, Townsend was located and arrested Thursday near Southboro Court and Lew Circle. Authorities said he was found with the carjacking victim's license in his back pocket.

Officers detained Townsend and the victim was able to identify him in a photo line-up.

Authorities also learned he matched the description of an aggravated robbery suspect in Saline County.

Townsend was booked into the Pulaski County jail for aggravated robbery, theft of property and endangering the welfare of a minor.

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