Breaking or Entering
A washer and dryer were reportedly stolen from the old Skeet Store at the corner of Highway 29 South and Hempstead 8, according to the Hempstead County Sheriff’s Office.
On June 25, HCSO deputy Charlie Featherston was sent to the business in reference to a breaking and entering. When he arrived, he met with the victim who said she bought the store about five years ago.
The report states the victim went out of town on June 21, returning June 24. She allegedly told the deputy a friend had called her, saying the front door of the store was open. When the victim reportedly walked through the store she noticed the washer and dryer missing
Theft of Property
A visit to facebook reportedly turned up a stolen 16-foot canoe and kayak.
According to a report from the HCSO, on June 25 Michael Sloan called the HSCO in reference to stolen property. When Deputy Steve Dunham arrived, he was reportedly told the canoe and kayak had been stolen about four years ago, and had been spotted on the social media site.
The report stated Sloan contacted the person in the photo with the boats and was told they had been borrowed from someone. The HSCO is investigating the situation.
Dunham was also sent to 633 Hempstead 37 in reference to a stolen trailer on June 25. According to reports, Ann Wynn said a red flatbed dual axel trailer had been taken and the last person to see it on her property was her son.
Wynn reportedly told Dunham her son last saw the trailer on June 19. Information on the trailer was entered into the Arkansas Crime Information Center (ACIC) and National Crime Information Center (NCIC). According to the report, the HCSO does have a person of interest in mind, with deputies searching for said person.
There was a related incident at this location as well, as Donald Wynn reported the theft of his daughter’s truck, a ’97 GMC, blue in color. The truck is reportedly equipped with a flatbed and has running lights on the cab. It was also entered into the ACIC and NCIC. According to reports, the daughter was in the Howard County Detention Center and the truck was allegedly used to pull the stolen trailer.
Dunham reportedly went to the HCDC and spoke to Jayme Almond, who said she didn’t know her vehicle was missing until her father called her.
While at the Wynn place on June 25, Dunham also took a report on windows broken out of a house owned by Donald Wynn on Hempstead 27.
According to reports, Wynn was last at the house four weeks ago and the windows were intact. He reportedly told Dunham his mother, Ann, had received a call from a friend saying a female had been seen leaving the house, though the date this occurred is unknown.
Wynn reportedly told the deputy he’d had problems with a woman who didn’t like his daughter. Dunham, reports state, went to the residence and took pictures of the damage, estimating it would cost about $1,400 to repair the windows.
From there Dunham reportedly went to a residence at 484 Hempstead 37 and talked to the woman reportedly seen at Wynn’s house. The woman allegedly admitted being there, but said she was looking for someone else. According to the report, the woman said the windows were intact at the time.
The woman, at Wynn’s request, was asked not to return to the property, according to reports.
Damian Rashard Gilliam, 26, of Ozan was served warrants for felony failure to appear and failure to comply. He is in the Hempstead County Detention Center with no bond and a July 15 court date. Gilliam was also booked on new charges of possession of methamphetamine and cocaine with purpose, speeding, driving on a suspended license, criminal impersonation and public intoxication.
Chase Alex Powell, 26, of Hope, was served warrants for failure to appear. He was arrested and placed in the HCDC with a bond of $1,810. Bond was posted and Powell has a July 8 court date.
On June 24, warrants were served on David Ralph Casto, 40, of Emmet for failure to appear. He was arrested and taken to the HCDC under a $760 bond.
On June 24, Velvet Ann Cole/Gray, 42, of Emmet, was served warrants for failure to comply. She was also served with a warrant from the Bryant District Court and is being held under a bond of $1,070.
Cody Franklin Miller, 29, of Hope, was served warrants on June 24 for failure to appear. He is being held in the HCDC with no bond and a court date of Aug. 5.