On Thursday, March 27th, 2014 at 4:25 p.m., Corporal Woody Perry responded to the 2600 block of Military Road in reference to possible residential burglary in progress. The homeowner advised he had come home to find a silver Dodge Ram with a trailer pulled up to the door of his residence, loading items from his home onto the trailer. He also witnessed a black Dodge pickup with a fifth-wheel hitch in the back.
A black Dodge pickup truck with a fifth-wheel hitch was also seen leaving the area. The homeowner called Hot Spring County Dispatch to tell them he had lost sight of the suspects on Glen Rose. Arkansas Game and Fish Wildlife Officer Steve Paul had been monitoring transmissions on the Hot Spring County Sheriff’s Department radio frequency and advised that he had possibly located the vehicle at a storage facility on Hwy 67.
When the suspects attempted to leave the storage facility traveling North on Highway 67, Officer Paul initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle just north of Holy Ridge Road, on Hwy 67 North, just inside Saline County. Lt. Johnny Nicklaus arrived on scene with Officer Paul and the occupants of the vehicle were identified as Christopher Chivers, 30, of Traskwood and Toni Davis, 30, also of Traskwood. During a search of the storage unit deputies were advised that the driver of the black Dodge pickup was Theodore Steven McElroy, 36, of Haskell. The stolen items were returned to the victims.
Later in the evening, a green Polaris ATV was also located at Chivers’ address on Traskwood Road. The ATV returned as stolen out of Saline County.
Christopher Chivers and Toni Davis were both transported to the Hot Spring County Jail and charged with Residential Burglary, Theft of Property, and Theft by Receiving. Their bond amounts were set by the judge at $5000.00 Cash or Professional Bond each.
Sheriff’s Detectives are seeking charges on Theodore Steven McElroy for Residential Burglary and Theft of property. If you have any information about the whereabouts of McElroy, please contact the Hot Spring County Sheriff’s Department at 501-332-3671 or on the MobilePatrol Cellphone App under TIPS.