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Posted by Arkansas 911 News Chief Editor Paul Maddox
All suspects are presumed innocent until determined guilty in court.
Garland County Sheriff’s Patrol Deputy Delahunt reports that he and other deputies with his department and an Arkansas State Trooper were dispatched to a residence on Wyatt Cove January 3, 2021, around 1AM for the complaint of breaking and entering of a vehicle in progress. The complainant said that 4 suspects were seen in the area. He believed these 4 suspects went into his truck and stole items including a firearm.
As deputies were en route to the call, dispatch advised that the owner of the truck was in a disturbance with the suspects on Broadview Drive. K-9 Sergeant Kellar arrived on scene and located Braylin Deion Allen-Williams, 21, of Main Street in Hot Springs, and Isaiah Lawrence Williams, 21 of Main Street in Hot Springs, walking through a camper park. They were stopped and quizzed about what they were doing at 1AM, in 34º weather, in an area they do not live in….while vehicles are being broken into and guns are being stolen. Both of the suspects told deputies that they were looking for for their keys. They described the keys as Chevrolet Impala keys on a key fob with a lighter attached.
The camper park’s property manager arrived and told deputies that there were items on the backside of the property. Deputies and the victim went to see the items. The victim positively identified the items (Winchester rifle, 2 knives, 2 rattling horns, a Corban Express Crossbow – totaling $2,900) as belonging to him. Also found among the stolen items was a set of Chevrolet Impala keys on a key fob with a lighter attached. The 2 Williams characters were arrested.
Still missing was a Smith & Wesson Pistol with a specific serial number that the victim quickly provided early into the investigation.
Deputy Hampton was around the corner on Long Beach Drive when he came across a white Chevrolet Impala (with a broken rear window) parked on the side of the road. He was checking the Impala when a car load of young males pulled up to his location. The males were detained. Deputies found the stolen gun inside this vehicle. Jeremiah Dwan Smith, 19, of Garden Street in Hot Springs and Brandon Sims, 20, of Grove Street in Hot Springs, were arrested and transported to the Garland County Detention Center for processing.
All of the suspects were charged with Felony Breaking and Entering with bond set at $2,500. Mr. Smith was also charged with Fleeing with an additional $500 added to his bond amount.