Shoeprint leads detectives to burglary suspect - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

Shoeprint leads detectives to burglary suspect

Ryan Michael Kinsley (Source: Baxter Co. Sheriff's Office) Ryan Michael Kinsley (Source: Baxter Co. Sheriff's Office)
BAXTER COUNTY, AR (KAIT) -

After working on a homeowner’s roof, investigators say a man returned to the house and broke in. What he left behind led to his arrest.

Baxter County sheriff’s deputies arrested Ryan Michael Kinsley, 24, of Mountain Home on Tuesday on suspicion of residential burglary.

He’s suspected of breaking into a home in the 300-block of County Road 608 on May 2.

According to a statement from the sheriff’s office, the door was kicked in and the garage door was opened. Investigators found a shoe print left behind on the door and photographed it to scale.

At the time of the initial report, it was undetermined what items had been taken.

On Monday, May 8, the homeowner discovered his 21” Craftsman push mower was missing.

Deputies suspected Kinsley, who had previously worked on the property as an employee of a roofing company, after learning he had just come into possession of a Craftsman push mower.

When detectives went to Kinsley’s home, they saw the mower under the carport. The mower’s deck and cowling had been painted to alter its appearance, the sheriff’s statement said.

Investigators asked Kinsley to show the bottom of his shoe, which they compared to the photograph of the shoe print. According to the release, it matched.

The detectives arrested Kinsley and took him to the Detention Center and booked him on charges of residential burglary, theft of property, and first-degree criminal mischief.

He’s being held in lieu of a $15,000 bond awaiting a June 1 appearance in circuit court.

Copyright 2017 KAIT. All rights reserved.

Watch Region 8 News On Demand: On your Desktop | On your Mobile device

Region 8 News App - Install or update on your: iPhone | Android

  • Region 8 News</span><a class="customMoreLink" href="/Global/category.asp?C=4391" target="_top">More >></a>Region 8 NewsMore>>

  • Family holds vigil for murdered mother, 2 children

    Family holds vigil for murdered mother, 2 children

    Thursday, October 19 2017 11:13 PM EDT2017-10-20 03:13:05 GMT

    A man has been charged with three counts of capital murder in the death of his girlfriend and two of her children, according to the victim's family. 

    A man has been charged with three counts of capital murder in the death of his girlfriend and two of her children, according to the victim's family. 

  • Trial date set for parents in case of newborn bitten by rats

    Trial date set for parents in case of newborn bitten by rats

    Thursday, October 19 2017 9:15 PM EDT2017-10-20 01:15:13 GMT
    Thursday, October 19 2017 10:04 PM EDT2017-10-20 02:04:08 GMT
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)

    A judge set trial dates for the mother and father of a newborn baby who was bitten by rats over 100 times back in May.

    A judge set trial dates for the mother and father of a newborn baby who was bitten by rats over 100 times back in May.

  • NEA Humane Society wins court battle over horses

    NEA Humane Society wins court battle over horses

    Thursday, October 19 2017 9:00 PM EDT2017-10-20 01:00:23 GMT
    Thursday, October 19 2017 9:23 PM EDT2017-10-20 01:23:58 GMT
    (Source: NEA Humane Society)(Source: NEA Humane Society)

    It was a groundbreaking win in court for the NEA Humane Society, after several months of fighting in court over an animal cruelty case involving horses. 

    It was a groundbreaking win in court for the NEA Humane Society, after several months of fighting in court over an animal cruelty case involving horses. 

Powered by Frankly