A member of Louisiana Tech's 2016 recruiting class has been arrested as part of an armed robbery investigation.
According to Pine Bluff police, David Beasley is one of four people accused of an armed robbery that involved a shooting early Saturday morning. Beasley and the three others appeared in court on Monday and face a charge of aggravated robbery and a charge of first-degree battery. Both charges are felonies. One of the other men was also charged with possessing a firearm as a felon.
According to the affidavit, the alleged victim told police he had met an acquaintance behind a store at University Drive and Collegiate Drive “to smoke a blunt” (a cigar with marijuana in it), and once he got there, the driver and passenger in another car, a black Dodge, tried to rob him.
The alleged victim told police that the driver of the car pulled a gun on him and tried to force him into the vehicle. He said they took his money and a backpack before he was