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UPDATE: ADDITIONAL ARRESTS MADE IN BURGLARY INVESTIGATION

08/31/2021

UPDATE:  09/02/2021

     Three additional people have now been arrested and charged with various offenses in connection with this investigation after arrest warrants were obtained from the Circuit Court.   In addition, Investigators today served a second search warrant at this same address on Baxter CR 511 to look for items stolen from the break-in of a storage unit on Highway 5 North that was reported on August 20th.  During today's search Investigators found multiple tools and heavy duty equipment used in construction that were stolen from the mini storage unit.  The stolen articles were collectively valued at approximately $10,000, and approximately $6,000 worth of those tools and equipment were recovered today.  This additional discovery has resulted in Theft by Receiving charges being filed against the original arrestee, BRIAN CALVERT, and against the three other people arrested today on the warrants that had been issued for them.

     Arrested and charged today were:

KENNETH RAY ADAMS, 52 years old of CR 511, charged with:

Possession of Methamphetamine with Purpose of Delivery - Felony
Possession of Schedule I or Schedule II Controlled Substance with Purpose of Delivery - Felony
Simultaneous Possession of Drugs and Firearms - Felony
Possession of Firearms by Certain Persons (convicted felon) - Felony
Theft by Receiving (2 counts) - Felonies

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Kenneth Ray Adams

     KENNETH RAY ADAMS has a bond of $25,000 on the bench warrant and an additional $5,000 bond on the added Theft by Receiving charge, giving him a total bond of $30,000.  He will appear before the Circuit Court to answer on September 9th.

JAMES E. ADAMS, 47 years old of CR 511, charged with:

Possession of Methamphetamine with Purpose of Delivery - Felony
Possession of Schedule I or Schedule II Controlled Substance with Purpose of Delivery - Felony
Simultaneous Possession of Drugs and Firearms - Felony
Possession of Firearms by Certain Persons (convicted felon) - Felony
Theft by Receiving (2 counts) - Felonies
Contempt of Court - District Court Misdemeanor Warrants (2)

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James E. Adams

     JAMES ADAMS has a bond of $25,000 on the felony bench warrant and an additional $5,000 bond on the added Theft by Receiving charge, giving him a total bond of $30,000 on his felony cases.  In addition, he has a bond of $585 on the misdemeanor contempt warrants.  He also will appear before the Circuit Court to answer on September 9th.

     WALTER DEWAYNE DYCE, 57 years old of CR 511, charged with:

 Possession of Methamphetamine with Purpose of Delivery - Felony
Possession of Schedule I or Schedule II Controlled Substance with Purpose of Delivery - Felony
Theft by Receiving - Felony

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Walter D. Dyce

     WALTER DYCE has a bond of $5,000 on the bench warrant and an additional $5,000 bond on the added Theft by Receiving charge, giving him a total bond of $10,000 on his charges.  He will also appear before the Circuit Court to answer on September 9th.

    The original arrestee, BRIAN CALVERT, now has an additional $5,000 bond as well on the added Theft by Receiving charge.

Original Release Below:  08/31/2021


Brian A. Calvert

     One arrest has so far been made in conjunction with an investigation into a burglary that was reported to the Sheriff's Office on June 24, 2021.

     On that date a local automotive repair garage on Highway 5 South of Mountain Home was burglarized.  Items stolen included tools, parts, consumables, and dozens of other items having a collective value of approximately $34,000. 

     The following day, the Investigators working the burglary were contacted by the Gassville Police Department.  The Gassville Police advised that a confidential source had photographs of merchandise believed to be from the burglary of the automotive garage in question.  Information indicated that the parts were being sold by BRIAN CALVERT and were being stored in a tent near the Baxter County Airport.  The confidential source indicated that CALVERT planned to go back to the garage the next date and steal the rest of the inventory.  A photograph provided by the confidential source showed numerous items in the back of an SUV with the rear door open.  The SUV was pulling a trailer. 

     After learning of this additional information, the Sheriff's Investigator assigned to the case contacted the garage owner to advise him that there may be another attempt to burglarize the premises.  The owner took additional security measures, including installing game cameras on the property.   As anticipated, a SUV pulling a trailer similar to the one on the photo was caught on camera driving around the garage the next evening.  The SUV was identified as a silver Oldsmobile Bravada.

     The confidential source provided additional information and directions to the location where the stolen property was being stored at, which was at 1324 CR 511.  CALVERT was also noticed to be on Facebook trying to sell items stolen from the garage, as well as trying to sell an all terrain vehicle (ATV). 

     On July 19, 2021, the Sheriff's Office took a report where someone had cut the lock off a storage building, and the suspect was photographed.  BRIAN CALVERT was identified as the suspect.  On August 27, 2021, Sheriff's Investigators went to 1324 CR 511 in an attempt to locate CALVERT.  He was found in the yard working on a motorcycle.  While there, Sheriff's Investigators noticed multiple items in plain view that were believed to be from the burglary of the automotive repair garage on June 24th.  These items were photographed, and the photos were provided to the victim for identification purposes.  The victim identified several articles as those having been stolen from the garage.

     A search warrant for the property was then obtained from a judge and was served at approximately 4:00 PM that same day, August 27th.   When Investigators returned to the address to serve the search warrant, BRIAN CALVERT ran inside one of the buildings when he saw them coming.  CALVERT refused commands to come out, whereupon Investigators entered and removed him.  Inside this room, Investigators found approximately 20.4 grams of a substance that field tested positive for methamphetamine and fentanyl.  They also found an additional 1.2 grams of the same substance, as well as 4 white pills identified as hydrocodone.  Numerous syringes and smoking devices were found, as were 19 firearms, many of which were loaded and ready to fire.  CALVERT is a convicted felon and is prohibited by law to possess or have access to firearms.  He is also a parolee with Arkansas Community Corrections.

     As the search of the premises continued, Investigators asked the garage owner to come to the scene to help identify stolen items.  He was able to identify approximately 46 unique items as being stolen from the garage, as well as several empty boxes that had contained other items stolen from the garage. 

     BRIAN CALVERT, 26 years old of Mountain Home, was taken into custody and transported to the Baxter County Detention Center where he was booked on charges of:

Commercial Burglary - Felony
Possession of Methamphetamine with Purpose of Delivery - Felony
Possession of Schedule I or Schedule II Controlled Substance with Purpose of Delivery - Felony
Simultaneous Possession of Drugs and Firearms - Felony
Possession of Firearms by Certain Persons (convicted felon) - Felony
Theft of Property (more than $25,000 in value) - Felony
Habitual Offender - Penalty Enhancement

     CALVERT remains in custody in lieu of $50,000 bond on these charges.  He will appear before the Circuit Court to answer on September 9th.

     There were four other persons on the premises, some of which are also anticipated to face future charges connected with this ongoing investigation.

/s/ John F. Montgomery,
Baxter County Sheriff

 

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