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A witness reported to Hot Springs Police that on 3/21/2018, a man entered a police supply store in Hot Springs and allegedly stole several law enforcement items including a t-shirt that said “POLICE” across the front of it and a t-shirt that said “SHERIFF” across the front of it. This suspect also allegedly swiped a silver security badge, police style pants, a black hat a Garland County Deputy Sheriff duty shirt (without patches) and a police duty belt. The items stolen totaled $150. The male left the store, got into a silver Infinity car and drove off.
Later that day, a man entered a large bath and beauty store on Higdon Ferry Road. This man allegedly filled a cart full of $1,000 of merchandise, flashed a silver badge that was clipped to his jeans and pushed the cart to a silver Infinity car. The witness reporting this 2nd alleged theft stated that the suspect was wearing a black t-shirt that said “POLICE” across the front of it.
A few days later, Hot Springs Police Detectives and Garland County Deputies figured out who owned the silver Infinity car. They went to speak with the owner of the car, Ali Marie Cischke. Ms. Cischke allegedly provided, as it turns out, misleading information.
Ms. Cischke later found detectives and allegedly told them that the suspect, Parolee Tommy Gene Gibson, 35 of Jacksonville, was in the Garland County Jail on unrelated charges. Witnesses were able to positively identify Mr. Gibson from video taken of him during the theft(s) on 3/21/2018.
Ms. Cischke was charged with Hindering Apprehension Or Prosecution with a bond of $10,000.
Mr. Gibson was charged with Misdemeanor Theft Of Property, Felony Theft Of Property, Felony Criminal Impersonation with a bond amount totaling $16,000. Plus, a no bond state parole hold has been placed on Mr. Gibson.