Man accused of theft identified through ATM video

Man accused of theft identified through ATM video

CRAIGHEAD COUNTY, AR (KAIT) - A Craighead County man was arrested last week for theft and fraud after officers used surveillance video from an ATM to identify him.

According to court documents, Craighead County Sheriff's Deputies took a report of breaking or entering and theft on Dec. 28.

The victim told deputies that someone in a red car with black rims pulled into their driveway, got out of the vehicle and took a loaded .380 caliber handgun and credit cards from their vehicle.

The victim's credit card company said that someone tried to use the debit card at an ATM in Trumann and it was used to buy items at a Sears in Memphis.

On Dec. 29, dispatch received a report of a red car abandoned on County Road 780.

Once deputies arrived, they noticed the car had black rims and a license plate partially matching the description given by the victim.

A wrecker was called to take the vehicle away and a search was done on it.

Deputies found a Sears bag in the car. It had new clothes with the tags still on in them, according to the affidavit.

After leaving the scene, deputies got a call that a man had just come out of the woods on County Road 780 and was walking on Highway 141.

The man was identified as 37-year-old Adam Hill of Jonesboro.

The affidavit states that "Adam appeared to be under the influence of either alcohol or drugs."

Deputies obtained security video from the bank in Trumann and were able to positively identify Hill as the person trying to use the debit card to get money from the ATM.

During an interview the following day, Hill reportedly admitted to driving to the house and stealing a handgun and credit cards from the vehicle.

He is charged with breaking or entering; theft of property valued at more than $1,000 but less than $5,000; and fraudulent use of a credit card.

Hill is being held in lieu of a $50,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in court again on Jan. 29.

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