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Arrest made in firearm theft

From Staff Reports

Lonoke County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a Little Rock man after investigating a report of a theft from a Robin Road residence.

According to a sheriff’s press release, deputy James Armstrong responded to a report of a firearm theft from the residence, made at about 2:30a.m., Nov. 21.

The resident said that Dustin Michael Canfield, 27, of Little Rock, had asked to spend the night at the residence, which the resident allowed.

The resident said that he had awakened about 2:30 a.m. and discovered that Canfield, a pistol and two other firearms were missing.

Information on the firearms was entered into the Arkansas and National Crime Information centers, as well as a description of Canfield and his vehicle.

A short time later, Jacksonville Police made a traffic stop involving Canfield, which led to the recovery of the firearms.

There were also existing warrants on file for Canfield’s arrest on other charges.

Canfield was taken to the Lonoke County Detention Facility for the offense of theft of property (three counts).

Arrest made

One arrest has been made and a second is pending in an apparent attempt to steal copper from a utility pole.

According to a press release from the Lonoke County Sheriff’s office, Charles Allen Kirtley, 32, Lonoke, was arrested on suspicion of criminal mischief and criminal attempt to commit theft, both felonies.

The information from the sheriff’s office is that at about 2 p.m., Nov. 25, an Entergy employee called about an attempt to remove copper wire from a utility pole on North Concord Road at Furlow. Deputy Lynn Shepard responded to the call.

An Entergy employee at the scene said he had seen a person standing on a ladder braced against a utility pole. The person had climbed down and then fled in a vehicle accompanied by a second person; both were described as males.

The vehicle was found behind a Mathis Road barn.

A search of the area was made; in which Kirtley was found and then taken into custody by Chief Deputy Michael Kindall.

Kirtley was taken to the Lonoke County Detention Facility.

The second person has been identified and an arrest warrant is pending.

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