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Alleged Burglar Inside Victim’s Home Over 3 Hours; Felony Arrest – HOT SPRINGS

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Hot Springs Police Officers were called to a home on Mohawk Street on the afternoon of 5/16/19 regarding a residential burglary. Officers arrived and met with the homeowners who stated that an unknown male, later identified as James Allen Youngs, 29, of Morphew Road in Garland County, allegedly entered their home around 6:30 in the morning through an open sliding glass door.

James Allen Youngs, 29, of Morphew Road in Garland County – allegedly stole items from a home that HSPD K9 helped recover.

Mr. Youngs allegedly took prescription medications, clothing, alcohol, and food valued at $780. He also allegedly caused $500 worth of damage to the outside patio décor and electric wiring. Mr. Youngs allegedly left the home approximately 3 hours and 10 minutes later, carrying a laundry basket full of stolen items from the home. The home surveillance cameras allegedly recorded the whole thing.  The report did not clarify whether the victims were home at the time of the burglary.

HSPD officers arrested Mr. Youngs earlier that day in the area of Malvern Avenue and Huntleigh Drive on an unrelated Disorderly Conduct charge. According to the police report, after reviewing the surveillance video from the burglary, it was confirmed that Mr. Youngs was the suspect from this residential burglary on Mohawk Street.  HSPD Corporal. Jones and K-9 Keena performed a search and located most of the stolen property in the woods behind the home.

An arrest warrant was obtained for Mr. Youngs and it was served at the Garland County Detention Center on 5/17/19; where he was already locked up, presumably for the Disorderly Conduct charge mentioned earlier. He is charged with Felony Residential Burglary, Criminal Mischief, and Theft Of Property with a bond amount totaling $7,000.