Sevier County
Sheriff's Office
De Queen, Arkansas
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Laundry Mat

On November 9th, the Sevier County Sheriff's Office opened an investigation after the owner of the Horatio Laundromat reported someone stole money out of a washing machine and destroyed three surveillance cameras.


Curtis Carver reported he thought the incident occurred between 10 p.m. November 7th and 10 p.m. November 8th. After deputies reviewed the security footage, they discovered the theft and vandalism occurred about 3 p.m. on Wednesday, November 8th.


Deputies reported they saw three individuals walk into the laundromat about 2:50 p.m. They identified the people as Shane Barnette, April Hobbs and James McCullon.


The incident report says Hobbs put a load of clothes in the washer, but it appeared the machine did not work after she put money in the machine and they started banging on it.


According to the report, it appears they tried to use a screwdriver to open the coin box and then they sprayed something on the camera lens, which caused the footage to be foggy.


From another camera, deputies witnessed Barnette take a hammer and destroy two cameras.


All three have been charged with a felony account of commercial burglary and a misdemeanor count of theft of property.