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11/30/2016

LARGE CACHE OF STOLEN PROPERTY RECOVERED; ONE ARREST MADE


Dwayne Allen Thompson

     A rural Mountain Home man has been arrested on several charges in connection with caches of stolen property that investigators with the Sheriff’s Office and the Mountain Home Police Department uncovered Tuesday evening.

     A confidential information (CI) told investigators of mini storage units around Mountain Home that contained stolen property.  Investigators obtained two search warrants for mini storage units at D & D Storage at the intersection of E. Hwy 62 B at CR 28 and at the Triple AAA Storage on State Highway 5 North.  The CI also named a suspect, and he was located and arrested during a traffic stop on College Street in Mountain Home Tuesday afternoon.

     Investigators seized approximately five (5) trailer loads of stolen property that was found at these mini storage units.  The stolen property has been taken to a temporary storage location at the Baxter County Fairgrounds.  The stolen property was taken from break-ins at other mini storages and vacant homes.  Some of this property has been connected with incident/offense reports already on file with law enforcement.  Other articles have not been connected yet with open cases, and the owners of the property may not realize yet that their property has been stolen.

     DWAYNE ALLEN THOMPSON, 41 years of age, is incarcerated in the Detention Center on charges of:

Residential Burglary – Felony
Breaking or Entering – Felony
Theft of Property (2 counts) – Felonies

    He currently has a bond of $50,000 and will appear in the Circuit Court to answer during December.  He is expected to be charged with other similar crimes by both the Sheriff’s Office and City Police as the investigation continues.  

     On Thursday, December 1, 2016 from 10:00 AM until 3:00 PM, investigators will be on hand and available at the Baxter County Fairgrounds – Building C3 to assist people with identifying and claiming property that belongs to them.  Entry to the fairgrounds will be possible through the West gate. 

     The investigation remains open and active. 

/s/ John F. Montgomery,
Baxter County Sheriff

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