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Fingerprints Link Alleged Suspect To Stolen Car; Felony Arrest – HOT SPRINGS

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All suspects are presumed innocent until determined guilty in court.

Hot Springs Police Detective Jessup reports the following:

On 05/25/19, a victim reported the theft of a white 2015 Chevrolet Impala, valued at $14925.00, from the Regions Bank parking deck, 835 Central Avenue.

On 06/2/19, Corporal Eric Roberson investigated an abandoned vehicle near the intersection of Bayberry and Maylott Streets.  He found the victim’s white Chevrolet Impala with a flat left front tire.  All the doors to the vehicle were locked.

On 06/03/19 at 1300 hours, I, Detective Les Jessup, met with the victim at a local wrecker shop.  An employee of there gained access to the locked vehicle.  I processed the interior of the vehicle for latent prints.  Latent prints were developed and lifted from the radio/gps touch screen, gear shift selector and gear shift selector trigger.

On 06/24/19, the Arkansas State Crime Laboratory reported that the latent print lifted from the gear selector trigger was searched in the AFIS.  Andrew Brown was identified as the source of the latent print.

Andrew Joshua Brown, 20, of Laser Street in Hot Springs – allegedly deposited his fingerprints on the controls of a stolen Chevrolet.

A warrant for Mr. Brown was obtained and entered into the police computer.

The HSPD SWAT team was called out on 07/6/19 for the report of a hostage situation.  The alleged suspect for this event was Mr. Brown.  Mr. Brown was arrested following that SWAT action.  Go to the scene CLICK HERE.