The Logan County Sheriff’s Department is investigating several break-ins that took place in northern Logan County and in the Corley Community in between July 23 and 31, according to incident reports.
The July 23 incident took place at a Paris resident’s rent house in Corley. The property owner reported that someone broke into a shed on the property and took $1,229 worth of items. The property owner told investigating officers that the items reported stolen were at the residence on July 15, according to incident reports.
Items reported stolen include a well pump motor, a trolling motor, a marine battery, fishing poles a plastic tackle box and contents.
On July 30, a resident of Oliver Lane reported that $6,991 worth of items had been stolen from his property, according to incident reports.
The man said he left in residence at 11 a.m. on that date and returned at 1:20 p.m. to find the items missing. Incident reports state that pry marks were found on the back door of the residence.
Items reported stolen include three jewelry boxes, a gold and diamond ring, gold earrings gold chains, a diamond cluster ring, costume jewelry, a wedding ring set, a gold wedding band, a digital camera, a compound bow, 22 silver dollars, and two small kittens, according to incident reports.
On July 30, a resident of Cliffords Loop in Scranton reported reported a break-in and theft of property to the Sheriff’s Department, according to incident reports.
The resident reported that the back door of the house had been kicked in. The resident reported the theft of a camera, two jewelry boxes, some Nike shoes and some clothes, according to incident reports.
On July 31, a Fort Smith resident reported that her house on Cane Creek Recreation Road had been burglarized. The property owner told the investigating officer that the garage door had been forcibly opened and a five gallon gas can had been stolen. The side door to the residence had also been forcibly opened but the property owner could not tell if anything had been stolen, the incident report states.
On Friday, Aug. 2, the Paris Police Department arrested Colton Lovelace, who is on parole from the Arkansas Department of Corrections, at his house in Paris. Lovelace is charged with being a felon in possession of drugs and firearms.
Lovelace in currently in the Logan County Detention Center in Paris awaiting a bond hearing, according to Paris Police Chief John O’Brien.
Around 11 a.m. PPD officers and officers with the Arkansas Probation and Parole office went to the house for a probation home visit, according to the affidavit for a search warrant filed by a Logan County Deputy Sheriff, who assisted in the search of the residence.
During the search, officers seized 20 items some of which were suspected drugs or weapons and ammunition, according to the PPD evidence collection log.