2 arrested on burglary charges

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Two Carroll County men have been arrested on theft charges after a string of commercial burglaries in Berryville and Eureka Springs.

According to a press release from the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office, 21-year-old Adam Bailey of Eureka Springs and 30-year-old Tom Morris of Oak Grove were booked into the Carroll County Detention Center on charges of theft by receiving, three counts of commercial burglary, three counts of theft of property, tampering with physical evidence and arson. Both were also charged on an existing warrant.

The release says deputies responded to an intrusion alarm at a convenience store in Oak Grove on Dec. 11, finding the front window smashed and the cash register missing from the store. Deputies located Bailey walking in the vicinity of the store wearing socks but no shoes, the release says, and observed glass fragments on his shirt.


Deputies found a truck at a nearby residence, the release says, that they believed to be used in the burglary. The truck contained broken glass fragments and shoes matching footprints at the store, the release says.

Deputies arrested Bailey and later Morris at the residence where the truck was located, according to the release, and both subjects were transported to the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office where they were interviewed by investigators from CCSO, the Berryville Police Department and the Eureka Springs Police Department.

Bailey and Morris are being held at the Carroll County Detention Center. Bond has been set at $100,000 each.

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