Sevier County
Sheriff's Office
De Queen, Arkansas
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Thursday, November 9th, the Sevier County Sheriff's Office was contacted about a burglary in progress on Lone Oak Road. The caller informed the sheriff's office that the two male suspects left the scene in a white Chevy van.


Deputy Kevin Cross observed a white Chevy van on Highway 41 traveling south toward Horatio. Cross reported when he attempted to make a traffic stop, the suspects sped away.


Cross said the driver lost control of the vehicle on Pride Street and the suspects started fleeing on foot. An eye witness reported one of the suspects fled toward Caudle Lane.


Sergeant Greg Davignon of the sheriff's office, Lieutenant Chad Bradshaw of the De Queen Police Department and the Sevier County Housing Authority Officer, Kim Culp assisted in the search and discovered one of the suspects, 26-year-old Joshua McCollum in a pasture near a wooded area.


A short time later, officers located the second suspect, 21-year-old James McCollum in a residence near the accident location.


The reporting party informed deputies that he found the two men in his home when he went to check on it. He reported he confronted the men, and they told him that another man had given them permission to be at the house.


Both men are being held in the Sevier County jail with multiply charges pending.