Izard County authorities are reporting they arrested a man for stealing a meat smoker and other charges.
Law enforcement was provided video footage of a suspect and a vehicle involved with a theft that occurred at a local business. An electric LEM brand meat smoker was taken from the victim’s property.
Investigators identified the vehicle that was registered to Adam Pinkston, age 49 of Melbourne.
Investigators also determined the suspect vehicle matched footage of a previous theft case in Calico Rock, AR.
A search warrant was obtained for the residence of Pinkston that was located on Jay St. in Melbourne. Jan. 14, the warrant was served.
Once at the residence officials immediately noticed in plain sight a the stolen LEM smoker.
Pinkston said that he had receipts for all items at his property. He then stated he did not have a receipt for the smoker but had gotten the item from the trash.
Authorities continued to search the property and located multiple items from the case in Calico Rock, AR.
Authorities also discovered a small plastic bag containing a white crystalline substance and several used glass smoking devices containing a burnt crystalline substance.
Pinkston is charged with felony maintaining a drug premise, felony commercial burglary, theft of property priced at more than $5,000, two counts for felony criminal trespass, two charges for felony possession of drug paraphernalia – meth, and four misdemeanor charges for theft by receiving less than or equal to $1,000.
He was arrested and bond was set at $40,000.