Brookland man pinned as a criminal enterprise leader

Brookland man pinned as a criminal enterprise leader

BROOKLAND, Ark. (KAIT) - A Brookland man who is already facing several breaking and entering charges now faces more charges.

According to a probable cause affidavit, Curtis Ray Allen, 18, has been pinned by several witnesses, co-defendants, and confidential informants as the leader of a well-formed gang.

Through multiple interviews, Allen was labeled as the leader of a group that he strategically planned the thefts, conducted reconnaissance before committing the thefts, would coordinate with other members of the group, coordinated the transport, storage, and sale of the guns, and would direct members of the group to sell the particular firearm.

Witnesses told police Allen was involved in drive-by shootings and attempted aggravated robbery.

Investigators learned some of the stolen guns were used in those crimes.

During the investigation, police say Allen refused to return a car to someone, and use it to sell guns to people.

Allen was also arrested Wednesday on suspicion of breaking or entering-articles from vehicle, two counts of breaking or entering-building or structure, theft of a firearm valued at $2,500 or more and theft $1,000 or less after an investigation by Jonesboro police.

Jonesboro police said in a probable cause affidavit that their case stemmed from a pair of vehicle break-ins in mid-September on Gloucester Drive and Mockernut Lane.

Allen is being held on a $500,000 cash-only bond on the original case, while a $50,000 bond was set Wednesday in the Jonesboro case.

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