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Watchful clerk spurs arrest

Cossey
Cossey

According to a Lonoke County Sheriff’s Office information release, deputies arrested a Cabot man after investigating a report from a store clerk. Sheriff John Staley said the investigation is continuing, awaiting further interviews.

After investigating the report, deputies arrested William Steven Cossey, 38, on suspicion of second-degree sexual assault.

According to information from the sheriff’s office, on May 17, “an observant store clerk” reported that she had seen “some unusual behavior” between an adult male and a juvenile male.

Investigators Steve Morgan and Matt Edwards followed up on the report, leading to Cossey’s arrest May 20.

Cossey, a taekwondo instructor, was taken into custody for the Sheriff’s Office by the Cabot Police Department.

Cossey, already on bond for an unrelated offense, is being held at the Lonoke County Detention Facility with no bond.

In another sheriff’s office press release told of the recovery of safe taken in a residential burglary. Divers from the Cabot Fire Department Dive Team assisted in the recovery.

Sheriff’s Office spokesman Lt. James Kulesa said the safe was taken in one of four residential burglaries in the same area of Cabot. He said that some of the property taken in the burglaries, consisting of jewelry, old coins, a lap top computer and firearms, has been recovered.

Suspects, including three juveniles and one adult, have been identified and arrests are pending, Kulesa said.

Attempts to recover more of the property are continuing, Kulesa said. The Cabot Police Department Criminal Investigation Division assisting in the investigation and has been “a valuable assistance,” he said.

Without the help by the Cabot Fire Department Dive Team the safe may have not been recovered, Kulesa said.

The Dive Team also recovered a vending-machine coin changer but investigators do not know where it came from, he said.

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