Man arrested on drug-related charges, admits to area thefts, break-ins

Man arrested on drug-related charges, admits to area thefts, break-ins
Bryant Smith (Source: Harrisburg Police Department)
Leanna Lovell (Source: Harrisburg Police Department)
Leanna Lovell (Source: Harrisburg Police Department)

HARRISBURG, AR (KAIT) - A Harrisburg man arrested on drug related charges now faces numerous theft charges as well.

According to Harrisburg Police Chief Gary Hefner, officers were responding to a call about a possible prowler when a car drove past them and something was thrown out of the window.

"Further investigation of the object thrown revealed that the object thrown was several used syringes and a camouflage hat," Chief Hefner said.

Police proceeded with a traffic stop and arrested 25-year-old Leanna Lovell and 24-year-old Bryant Smith.

Lovell and Smith were both arrested for littering, felony possession of drug paraphernalia & tampering with physical evidence.

At the Poinsett County Sheriff's Department Detention Center, a small baggie containing a crystal-like substance was found inside Lovell's bra.

During a probable cause hearing, Lovell and Smith each had bond set at $15,000.

After his arrest, Smith received additional felony charges filed from the Poinsett County Sheriff's Department.

According to an incident report with the sheriff's department, they interviewed Smith following his arrest due to his possible involvement with multiple thefts and break-ins in the area.

According to the report, in an on the record interview, Smith said "he wanted to come clean and tell the truth about everything to get it behind him."

The report states Smith then admitted to his involvement in the theft of a boat, motor and trailer on Wilson Street in Harrisburg.

He told police he and another person "threw the boat in the ditch after removing the motor and other items."

Smith then admitted to a truck burglary on Old Military Road. A .22 rifle, knife and other items were stolen at that time too.

He also admitted to breaking into three storage buildings on Highway 14 and breaking into a duck club in Cross County.

Smith's was given an additional bond from the sheriff's department of $150,000.

Smith and Lovell have a pre-trial date in the Poinsett County Circuit Court on February 29.

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