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Arrest Made in Boat Dock Thefts


Tyler Ray Bell

Tyler Ray Bell

Chasity Rena Miller

Chasity Rena Miller

January 11, 2019

On 12-7-2018, it was reported to the Baxter County Sheriff’s Office that two boats and a storage locker were broken into at a boat dock in the Hand Cove area.  Rods, reels, tackle boxes, marine batteries, a trolling motor and stereo equipment were taken.

Sheriff’s Investigators began an investigation and found some of the items at a home while searching for two wanted persons, unrelated to this case.  Approximately a week later, several other items were located along with other stolen items, and a suspect was developed.  An affidavit was filed and a warrant was issued.

On January 10, 2019 the suspect, Tyler Ray Bell was located by the Arkansas State Probation and Parole Special Response Team at a residence in Cotter.  He was taken into custody without incident.  Tyler Ray Bell, age 33 of Mountain Home, was booked into the Baxter County Detention Center on charges of:

Breaking or Entering, 3 Counts          Class D Felony

Theft of Property, 2 counts                Class A Misdemeanor

Criminal Mischief                                 Class A Misdemeanor

Warrant for Drug Paraphernalia, 2 Counts, Class D Felony

Felony Probation Revocation

Tyler Bell is currently being held on bond of $22,500, and a NO BOND of the Revocation, pending his appearance in Baxter County Circuit Court on January 17, 2019 at 1 pm.


A female at the residence, Chasity Rena Miller was also taken into custody and charged with:

Possession of Drug Paraphernalia          Class A Misdemeanor

Warrant Non Payment of Fines

Probation Revocation

 Chasity Miller is being held without bond pending her appearance in Baxter County Circuit Court on January 17, 2019 at 1 pm.


Other agencies involved in the search and arrest were Cotter Police Department, Gassville Police Department and Flippin Police Department,

Sheriff John Montgomery