Carjacking in West Plains
Thu, 06/23/2022 - 9:59am admin
On June 16, at around 8:17 a.m., the West Plains Police Department was notified of the theft of a 2018 Gray Dodge Durango that occurred behind the business located at 1004 W. Broadway.
According to the statement released by police, the victim was exiting her vehicle at her place of employment when she was approached by two black males brandishing firearms and demanding the victim give them her vehicle key and cell phone. The victim was told to get on the ground as the suspects left in her vehicle.
The cell phone was later located on John North Wiles Drive in West Plains.
Other law enforcement agencies including The Howell County Sheriff’s Department, The Missouri State Highway Patrol, The Hardy Arkansas Police Department, and The Lawrence County Arkansas Sheriff’s Department were notified of the theft and vehicle description.
A brief time later, the Lawrence County Arkansas Sheriff’s Department notified the West Plains Police Department that they were in pursuit of the vehicle in their jurisdiction. The suspects were subsequently taken into custody, and the vehicle was recovered.
As of this time, the identity of the suspects has not been released. West Plains Investigation Unit was enroute to Lawrence County, Arkansas to follow-up on the investigation as of press time.
There is no additional threat or alarm for the citizens of West Plains.