TWO MEN ARRESTED AFTER BURGLARIZING A HOUSE
Eric H. Guynes
Two Baxter County men are in custody on felony charges after they were caught in the process of burglarizing a private home at 721 Robinson Point Road this evening. The Sheriff’s Office was notified at approximately 5:51 PM that the person who lives at the residence came home and found two unknown men at his house. These men fled the scene in a white Dodge crew cab pickup truck with Arkansas disabled veterans license plates. The truck was seen to turn up State Highway 101 North toward Missouri.
After calling 911, the victim discovered that a .22 caliber revolver was missing from the residence, as was a quantity of cash. Sheriff’s Deputies began searching the area, and the Sheriff’s Dispatcher notified authorities in Ozark County and Howell County, Missouri to be looking for the vehicle.
At approximately 6:40 PM, a U. S. Army Corp of Engineers Park Ranger, who was returning from the Udall Recreation Area on Lake Norfork, spotted the suspect vehicle at the B. & C. Convenience Store in Bakersfield, Missouri and alerted law enforcement. Deputies with the Howell County Sheriff’s Office arrived there first, while deputies from Ozark County and Baxter County responded to assist. The Howell County deputies detained two suspects outside the store, with Ozark County and Baxter County deputies arriving shortly thereafter. The .22 caliber revolver that was stolen from the residence at 721 Robinson Point Road was recovered from the suspect vehicle, as was approximately $200 in currency.
The suspects voluntarily agreed to return to Arkansas. They were taken into custody and transported to the Baxter County Detention Center. Their vehicle was also towed to the Baxter County Sheriff’s Office for further processing.
The two men arrested are 23 year old HENRY NIELSEN and 36 year old ERIC H. GUYNES. Both are being held in the Detention Center in lieu of $100,000 bond each on charges of:
Residential Burglary – Felony
Theft of Property – Felony
Possession of Firearm by Certain Persons (convicted felon) – Felony
The investigation is continuing, and it is possible that additional charges related to other break-ins may be filed.
/s/ John F. Montgomery,
Baxter County Sheriff