A stolen fuel tank and a stolen trailer has drawn the attention of Phillips County Sheriff's deputies according a pair of incident reports filed by the department.
A stolen fuel tank and a stolen trailer has drawn the attention of Phillips County Sheriff's deputies according a pair of incident reports filed by the department. On Monday, Jan. 27, the PCSO went to an Old Little Rock Road address regarding the report of a possible stolen fuel tank. When deputies arrived at the scene they reported finding a 1,000-gallon fuel tank parked under the carport area of the residence. The report stated that Lt. Sylvester Rose spoke with Gary Sherman about the fuel tank. He responded stating that he did not know who put the tank there and stressed that it didn't belong to him. According to the report, the fuel tank was covered with tarps and was more than ¾ full of fuel. The tank was taken to the Sheriff's Office and Rose checked with several area farmers. The investigation revealed that the tank had been stolen from Lake Farms on Highway 44. Jeffrey Lake came to the Sheriff's Department and identified the tank as his, the report states. Deputies turned the tank over to him. Several people were at the residence at the time the deputies arrived at the scene. At press time, the report states the investigation is still pending and no charges had been filed. The following day on Tuesday, Jan. 28, deputies returned to the same Old Little Rock address, this time regarding a stolen trailer. The incident report states that Andrew Roberts told deputies that his trailer was parked at the side of the house. While the deputies were at the residence, a white female, later identified as Megan Pruitt, fled the area on foot. After being detained by deputies, Pruitt was arrested on other charges not stated in the report. In the report, it was noted that Roberts identified several items in a shed and in the carport area that he said belonged to him. Rose spoke with Sherman and asked him why stolen property was being stored at his residence. Sherman responded in the report that people bring this stuff to his house at night without his knowledge. Deputies searched Sherman's residence and found a black male hiding in a closet. The incident report states that the man was identified as Glenn Herred. He reportedly had warrants out of Lee County. He was transported to the PCSO. The report does not state whether or not any charges were filed.