Last week Miller County deputies were able to solve a theft quickly thanks to a corporal being observant and acting quickly. 

It started on Thursday, September 9, 2021 morning around 8:52AM. A call came into the Miller County Sherrif's Department about a theft in the Mandeville area. Deputies went to the residence on Miller County Road 144 in the Mandeville area.  The victim reported to Deputy Don Rogers:

he heard and saw a black-colored truck pull into the carport area of the residence for a short period of time, then exit the property.


Several items were stolen including a window air conditioner, Surveillance DVR, and multiple items of SCUBA dive equipment. Deputy Brown, working with the reporting persons viewed surveillance footage from neighboring surveillance systems which showed the suspect vehicle entering and leaving the area.


Then only about 24 hours later, Friday, September 10, 2021 at approximately 9:30 AM, According to a press release, Corporal Charles Ray of the Miller County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Division was doing his normal route when he noted a vehicle that matched the description of the one that was reported on the day before that was associated with the theft. The vehicle was located at 4504 Old Orr Road in Miller County. Cpl. Ray noticed that the window air conditioner was in the back of the truck. Yes, the one that had been reported as stolen.

Miller County Sheriff's Department

By 11:30 AM  the Miller County Sheriff’s Office Patrol and Criminal Investigation Divisions were able to get a search warrant for the home and they found more items that had been reported stolen the previous day including SCUBA gear, DVR and air conditioner.

Miller County Sheriff's Department


Deputies arrested Daniel Timberlake, 30 for Felony Theft By Receiving and Lori Lewis 37 for Felony Theft By Receiving and a Felony Warrant out of Texarkana, Arkansas for Breaking or Entering and Theft. Additional charges on both subjects are pending. Both are currently being held without bond at the Miller County Detention Center pending arraignment.

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