Walnut Ridge vehicle break-in suspect busted

WALNUT RIDGE, Ark. – Hard work by WRPD to put a stop to a recent rash of vehicle break-ins may have paid off.

On Wednesday September 4th, shortly after 8:00 pm, a release said officers with the Walnut Ridge Police Department received a tip that Carson Gates was seen entering a residence on the 1800 block of Ashley Street in Walnut Ridge. The release didn’t say how authorities developed him as a suspect but it told us what happened next.

Officers with Walnut Ridge Police Department, along with the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department converged on the residence, and were able to locate Mr. Gates hiding in a closet inside.

Gates was taken into custody without further incident.

In a probable cause hearing Thursday September 5th, Lawrence County District Judge Adam Weeks set bond on Mr. Gates at $50,000.

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