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Cabot PD nabs one of Arkansas' Most Wanted

Cabot PD nabs one of Arkansas' Most Wanted

From the Cabot Police Department:

On April 6, 2012, The Cabot Police Department received an anonymous call from a concerned citizen in regards to one of Arkansas’s most wanted. The Cabot Police Department was advised that Timothy Willis was staying at a residence inside the city limits of Cabot. Mr. Willis was wanted out of Pulaski County Sheriff’s office for failure to appear on second degree battery.

Officers were able to watch the residence for a short period of time before Mr. Willis got into a vehicle. Officers stopped the vehicle and were able to take Mr. Willis into custody without any problems. Mr. Willis was transported to the Cabot Police Department where he was extradited to the Pulaski County Jail.

Cabot, Jacksonville police join up to take down Valero robbery suspect

Cabot, Jacksonville police join up to take down Valero robbery suspect

From the Cabot Police Department:

On March 21, 2012, The Cabot Police Department, with the help of the Jacksonville Police Department, has arrested Raymond Leon Tucker in connection with the armed robbery that occurred on 03/20/2012 at the Valero Gas Station in Cabot.

Cabot Police Department Detectives received a call from Jacksonville Detectives late Tuesday evening. Jacksonville Detectives had arrested an individual for a crime that occurred in their city. The individual that they had arrested was a close match to the suspect that had committed the armed robbery at the Valero gas station in Cabot.

On March 21, 2012, Cabot Police Department Detectives interviewed the individual, Raymond Leon Tucker, at the Jacksonville Police Department. After the interview, Mr. Tucker was arrested by the Cabot Police Department Detectives for the charges of Aggravated Robbery, a class Y Felony; and Theft of Property, a class A Misdemeanor.

Austin firefighter arrested for theft

Austin firefighter arrested for theft

AUSTIN, Ark. -- Monday authorities arrested Travis M. Palik for theft of property.

The Austin Fire Department conducted an internal investigation regarding a two way radio that was missing.  Upon completion of this investigation the Austin Police Department was contacted.  During the criminal investigation Palik, a probationary volunteer firefighter, was developed as a suspect after information from a blog showed him asking for assistance with installing a radio of the same description as the one reported missing.

Investigators say Palik was interviewed and the item was recovered. Palik was released on citation to appear in Austin District Court March 21.   

Any questions please contact Chief John W. Staley at the above numbers or at johnwstaley@gmail.com

Arkansas Times: Glasgow search proves fruitless, expensive

Arkansas Times: Glasgow search proves fruitless, expensive

From original post by Max Brantley:

Officers with the Little Rock Police Department spent several days in late January guarding a windswept soybean field near England where Faulkner County Jail inmate Jon Brawner said the body of missing construction executive John Glasgow was buried, only to have ground penetrating radar brought in by the Arkansas Archeological Survey on January 26 turn up nothing but some ancient Native American sites and a little farming debris.

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Deputies recover firearms suspected to be stolen

Deputies recover firearms suspected to be stolen

LONOKE, Ark. (KTHV) – Two men were arrested Tuesday for being in possession of illegal weapons, according to the Lonoke County Sheriff’s Department.

Authorities say James Stanley Burke, 36, and Steven Lynn Weatherly, 39, were pulled over during a traffic stop. According to the report, when the sheriff realized one of the men had an outstanding warrant, Burke fled into the woods.

Burke was later found by a police K-9 and arrested. Weatherly was arrested at the scene for the outstanding warrant.

Investigators say they later found a shotgun, two rifles and a handgun. The serial number of the handgun had been removed. Deputies believe the firearms to be stolen.

Burke was charged with possession of a defaced firearm and fleeing. Weatherly was arrested for possession of a controlled substance.

(Source: Lonoke County Sheriff’s Department)

Stolen truck and camper recovered

Stolen truck and camper recovered

Monday around 4:30 pm, sheriff's deputies went to a residence on Highway 31 North in Lonoke after receiving information pertaining to a stolen truck and camper.

Further investigation led to the recovery of a 2001 Ford F250 and a 2007 Dutchman Victory Lane fifth-wheel camper.  The truck and camper had been reported stolen from Las Vegas, Nevada on Sept. 8.

How the truck and camper ended up in Lonoke County is under investigation.  The truck and camper were impounded.   

Update: Murder suspect had been in prison twice before

Update: Murder suspect had been in prison twice before

CABOT, Ark. (KTHV) -- Monday we told you about James Michael Davis, a suspect who allegedly stabbed two people to death in Lonoke County while on parole.

Today's THV has learned Davis has been in prison at least two times before. The first time was in 2007 for drug charges. The second was in 2008 for aggravated assault, possession of a firearm, theft and writing hot checks.

He was released from prison last September, only to be arrested for the murders of David Linnon Smith and Tracey Lynn Mills shortly before Christmas.

At this time he is being held in the Lonoke County jail without bond.