Posted by Arkansas 911 News Chief Editor Paul Maddox
All suspects are presumed innocent until determined guilty in court.
Hot Springs Police Detective Cheatham reports that on April 18, 2021, the victim of a burglary contacted police to make the report. She said that the burglary took place during the last 24 hours.
The suspect gained entry to the home by forcing their way through a rear door. The suspect went through multiple areas in the residence. Taken in the burglary: cash money ($840), jewelry ($5,000), Llama Brinor Victoria .45 caliber pistol ($350), Google Tablet ($85) and clothing ($569).
Officers were able to lift latent fingerprints from the broken door frame. The prints were sent to the Arkansas Crime Lab for processing.
On June 16, 2021, Det. Cheatham received the crime lab report. According to the crime lab, the print(s) belong to Parolee (or Probationer) Tyler Allen Baker, 31, of Manor Circle in Hot Springs.
Det. Cheatham obtained arrest warrants for Parolee Baker and entered them into the police computer.
On July 14, 2021, officers were called to WalMart on Central Avenue on a tip that the wanted parolee was there. Officers went to WalMart and arrested Parolee Baker. He was allegedly armed with a loaded gun and in possession of meth. CLICK HERE to see that article.
Parolee Baker was transported to the Garland County Detention Center for processing. The Felony Burglary Warrant and the Felony Theft Warrant were served. Bond was set at $8,500, but the heavy charges he caught during his arrest at WalMart carry a no bond hold. He is currently being held at the GCDC.