08/07/2013

Two subjects linked to suspicious death

 

 On August 6th 2013 Faulkner County Investigators found Michael Robb (64) dead in his home at 27 Wilson Rd Greenbrier, AR.  

Mr. Robb was reported missing by his sister on August 5th. Dotty Wiliams, Robb's sister, reported that she had not heard from Robb since July 15th and no one had seen him since July 31st. Investigators went to the residence in hopes to find out some information about Mr. Robb’s whereabouts. When they arrived, a neighbor was on the phone with 911 advising dispatchers that she went to see if he was home and found him deceased inside his residence.

Through the investigation, investigators discovered that there had been activity on Mr. Robb’s bank accounts since he had been reported missing. They also found that Robb's vehicle was missing from the residence.  Investigators were able to link Howard Short and April Cullum to the credit card activity. The Sheriff’s Office put out a state wide BOLO (Be on the lookout) for the two subjects and the vehicles they had been driving. An Atkins off duty Police officer saw the pair in a McDonalds in Atkins and radioed for back up. The Atkins Police Department was able to take April Cullum into custody, but Howard Short drove off before being pulled over. A high speed pursuit with Short started by Atkins Police officers, led them through Faulkner County down I-40 and continued into N. Little Rock near Crystal Hill Rd where Short was captured by Faulkner County Sheriff’s Deputies and Mayflower Police Department. Short was taken to Baptist Health Medical Center and released to Faulkner County, where he is awaiting charges. Cullum was transported to Faulkner County Sheriff’s Office for questioning.

The body was sent off to the Arkansas Crime Lab for an autopsy.