Man arrested after commercial burglary in Blytheville

Man arrested after commercial burglary in Blytheville

BLYTHEVILLE, AR (KAIT) - Blytheville police arrested a man after a commercial burglary on Sunday.

According to Captain Scott Adams, police were called to the NAPA Auto Parts store at 1210 South Division Street.

When officers arrived, they spoke with the owner of the store. The owner told police that he was notified of the alarm was going off at the store, and when the owner pulled up, he  saw an unknown black man walking down the hall. That was when he called the police.

Officers made a walk-through of the store but could not find anyone. They did find the metal siding next to the garage door pulled up and used to open the garage door.

The owner then walked through the store and found several items missing including tools, gloves, and a shotgun.

A witness told police just a little bit later that a black man dressed in dark clothing, a mask, and carrying a suitcase ran east across Division Street.

Officers started searching around Memorial Park Cemetery and found a black bag with several items taken from the NAPA store. They also found documentation belonging to Curtis Williams.

Just north of the bag, officers found a jacket, gloves, and a bandanna.

After collecting and photographing the items, police found Curtis Williams walking near the store.

Officers asked dispatch if he had any active warrants. He did, and police arrested Williams on that warrant.

They found a metal pipe used to smoke drugs in his pocket.

Williams was arrested and taken to the Blytheville Police Department.

Williams was read his Miranda rights and told police he did not break into the store.

Williams appeared in Blytheville District Court on Monday, and his bond was set at $35,000. His next court date is Nov. 30.

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