BAXTER COUNTY, AR (KAIT) – Two adults and one juvenile are in custody after police witness the three breaking into a business and several vehicles.
According to the Baxter County Sheriff's Department, officers witnessed 25-year-old Justin Studdard, 20-year-old William Hall, and a juvenile breaking into the 'Whistle Stop Pawn Shop." The juvenile suspected had just been released from the C-Step program.
When the officers approached the suspects and identified themselves, police say they took off. The suspects reached a chain linked fence where an officer was waiting with his taser out when they surrendered.
Police noticed a window to the pawn shop had been damaged, and several vehicles around the business had also been broke into. Police recovered several stolen items from the cars including, a flashlight, and money.
Justin Studdard is charged with criminal attempt, commercial Burglary, breaking or entering (four counts), criminal trespass, theft of property (two counts), fleeing from officers, revocation of suspended Sentence, and contempt of court from an outstanding misdemeanor warrant.
William Hall is charged with criminal attempt, commercial burglary, breaking or entering (four counts), criminal trespass, fleeing from officers, theft of property (two counts),revocation of suspended sentence possession of instrument of a crime, contempt of court (2 counts), outstanding misdemeanor warrant, contempt of court from the City of Gassville warrant.
Both Studdard and Hall are being held in the Baxter County Detention Center in lieu of $25,000 bond. The 15-year-old juvenile was turned over to the Baxter County Juvenile Services for placement in a Juvenile Detention Center.