05/05/2014

Malvern man arrested for looting in River Plantation

On 05-04-14 a resident who lives at the River Plantation in Mayflower AR which was declared a disaster area due to the April 27th tornado that hit Faulkner County. The resident reported to Law Enforcement that a man loaded his sons 4 wheeler onto a black trailer. The resident reported that he confronted the man and told him that he owned the four-wheeler and he needed to unload it. The man unloaded the four-wheeler but before he left The resident asked his name to which he replied John Smith and claimed to be with the Faulkner County Sheriff Department. Faulkner County Sheriff Investigators made contact with Mr. David Griffin sitting in his vehicle on River Road West. Mr. Griffin told investigators, he was taking the four-wheeler to find who the owner was. Mr. Griffin said he was just trying to help out. Mr. Griffin had a permit to assist on River Road West however;  Plantation Dr. where the four wheeler was, is over half of a mile from where his permit is assigned.

 David Griffin was arrested without incident and held with no bond for the following

 Charge 1: A.C.A. 5-36-103, Theft of Property, Class C Felony

 Charge 2: A.C.A. 5-37-208, Criminal Impersonation, Class A Misdemeanor

 Charge 3: A.C.A. 5-39-203, Criminal Trespass, Class C Misdemeanor