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Alleged: Thief Busted By Video Camera And Facebook; Felony Arrest – HOT SPRINGS


Posted by Arkansas 911 News Chief Editor Paul Maddox

All suspects are presumed innocent until determined guilty in court.

Hot Springs Police Detective Jessup reports that officers with his department responded to Hudson Street on January 17, 2021, for the complaint of a residential burglary.

Officers arrived and made contact with the victim.  She told officers that the burglar came in through a window that had been pryed open.

Taken during the burglary: Nintendo Switch ($200), cellphone ($160), Zelda wallet ($20) and a MeShare security camera ($20).

The victim reviewed security footage which showed the burglar walk onto her porch at 7:18AM.  At 1:09PM the same day, the victim received video from the stolen camera.  In this new video, the same guy that was on the porch appears to be looking into the camera lens from an unknown location.  The video showed the suspect’s face up close.   On his face were a swastika tattoo on his cheek and some other tattoo above his eye.

On January 20,2021, the pics of the suspect were uploaded to the HSPD Facebook Page asking the public to help identify him.  Several tips came in identifying Aaron Scott Taylor, 29, of Grove Street in Hot Springs.

Aaron Scott Taylor, 29, of Grove Street in Hot Springs – Allegedly broke into a lady’s house and stole $400 worth of property.

Det. Jessup compared the suspect’s pics to known pics of Mr. Taylor.  Det. Jessup is convinced that Mr. Taylor is the suspect.  Det. Jessup obtained arrest warrants for Mr. Taylor and entered them into the police computer.

On February 16, 2021, HSPD Officers responded to a domestic battery call at Mr. Taylor’s residence.  Mr. Taylor was arrested and these arrest warrants were served.

Mr. Taylor was transported to the Garland County Detention Center for processing.  He is charged with Felony Residential Burglary and Theft Of Property with bond set at $6,000.