Four men face prison in attempted pawn shop burglary, truck theft

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Four Texarkana men who allegedly used stolen pickups to smash a pawn shop store front on consecutive days in December have been charged with multiple felonies by prosecutors in Miller County.

Davarski Ladarin Bradley, 21, Jucquian Martez Tyson, 20, Phillip Anthony Lee, 20, and Keanu White, 20, are accused of using stolen trucks to crash into Express Pawn on Dec. 18 and Dec. 19 in an apparent attempt to burglarize the business. A maroon pickup was left behind Dec. 18 after it crashed into the pawn shop. A rock had been placed under the gas pedal, according to an earlier press statement from Texarkana, Ark., police. Although the truck caused damage to the pawn shop property, those attempting to get inside could not and nothing was stolen.

The following date, a white Ford F-350 was left behind after it was backed into the already damaged business. Again the burglars were unable to gain entrance and nothing was taken. Two area used car lots, 9th Street Auto Sales and Finish Line Motors, reported stolen trucks and damage to other vehicles which included tampering with door locks and ignitions thought to have been caused by someone attempting to steal them.

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All of the cases have been assigned to Circuit Judge Brent Haltom. The men are facing charges of theft of property, theft by receiving, and multiple counts of felony criminal mischief. The men face three to 10 years and a fine up to $10,000 if found guilty of theft of property and if found guilty of theft by receiving. Two of the criminal mischief charges are punishable by three to 10 years and a fine up to $10,000 and one, involving a lesser amount of damage, is punishable by up to six years in prison and a fine up to $10,000. Prosecutors are seeking to increase the punishment ranges Bradley faces because of prior felony convictions.

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