Izard County man arrested for vehicle theft

Robert James Dockins (Source: Baxter County Sheriff's Office)
Robert James Dockins (Source: Baxter County Sheriff's Office)

BAXTER COUNTY, AR(KAIT) - Baxter County Sheriff's deputies arrest an Izard County man Monday morning after he stole another man's vehicle.

About 7:30am the Baxter County Sheriff's Office received a complaint from a man who said that his inoperable Toyota Range Rover had been dragged to different place on his property.  After notifying authorities, deputies say the victim retrieved the vehicle with his tractor and put it in its original place.

Deputies then say that the victim made contact with the driver of a flat bed truck and trailer which was driving to where the vehicle was located.  Investigators determined that the driver gave the victim a fake reason for being there, along with a fake name.

The incident went out over police radio and a short time later Norfork Police officials notified Baxter County Sheriff's officials that the truck and trailer were seen driving through Norfork.  The driver was identified as Robert James Dockins 32 of Dolph, Arkansas.  Dockins was also confirmed by the victim as the man he saw after deputies showed a picture of Dockins to him.

Dockins was stopped by deputies and state police troopers at a residence on State Highway 177 at about 9:30am.  Dockins was taken into custody based on the complaint and was found to have the keys to the victim's vehicle in his pocket.

Dockins was charged with felony theft of property-motor vehicle and misdemeanor criminal trespass.  Bond for Dockins was set at $5,000 and he will appear in court on April 14th.

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