Arkansas Man Arrested in Beloit

Published 01/11 2012 06:08PM

Updated 01/12 2012 09:21AM

Beloit, WI - An Arkansas man is arrested for armed robbery and sexual assault.

Around 10pm last night, 36 year-old Edward Cox was spotted by a patrol officer near Park Ave. and Eclipse Blvd.  According to a witness, Cox was chasing a woman, the victim said the suspect tried to rob her using a knife.

Cox faces charges of attempted armed robbery and carrying a concealed weapon for that crime.

He also implicated himself in another incident back in December.

Cox said he robbed a mother and her son, then sexually assaulted the woman.  He's been charged 2 counts of armed robbery and 1st degree sexual assault.

Cox is currently in custody in the Rock County Jail.  If he's convicted solely on the sexual assault charge, he could spend the rest of his life in prison.

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