Man charged in series of Brookland car break-ins

Brookland police warn residents of car break-ins

BROOKLAND, AR (KAIT) - An 18-year-old man is facing multiple felonies in connection to a rash of car break-ins in Brookland in March.

According to a probable cause affidavit, Curtis Allen is charged with breaking or entering/articles from vehicle, theft of a firearm valued at less than $2,500, and theft by receiving.

The affidavit states that as the investigation into the break-ins continued, Allen was developed as a suspect.

All of the break-ins happened in three specific areas of town, including the apartments on Brookland Street, the Brookland Hills Subdivision, and near Lynch Street.

Two co-defendants gave statements during interviews about Allen.

In the interviews, it was revealed Allen allegedly said information specific to the crime that only the party involved would have known.

The co-defendants saw the crimes happen as they were lookouts.

A search of Allen’s residence found property stolen from the vehicle, including holsters that the firearms were stolen in, stolen medications, and a debit/credit card.

Allen is being held in the Craighead County Detention Center on a $100,000 bond.

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