A license plate check on a pickup truck in the parking lot of T-Rick’s Store in Hoxie led to the arrest of one man. Officers from the Hoxie Police Department noticed a pickup truck with Oklahoma tags at the store, after contacting the Lawrence County Dispatch they were informed the truck showed to have been stolen out of Ada Oklahoma on the 8th if March.

The officer approached the driver, identified as Franklin Carothers of English Arkansas, formerly of Pocahontas Arkansas and discovered after a check on him that he also had outstanding warrants out of several agencies.

Carothers was charged with Theft By Receiving and taken to the Lawrence County Jail to await a bond hearing and court date. The vehicle was towed to a storage facility and the owners contacted.