Man arrested for allegedly breaking into Cotton Patch Liquor Store


Early in the morning on July 3, 2017 Miller County Deputies went to 17446 Highway 67, Fulton Arkansas, Cotton Patch Liquor, because of a burglary. Deputies determined someone had forced entry into the store. While reviewing video footage from the area two people were noticed wearing dark “hoodie” sweat shirts and shorts around the store at approximately 4:00 a.m. A white Chevrolet pickup also in video footage was located near the store stuck in the mud.

During the investigation, it was determined the pickup was stolen from Little Rock, Arkansas on June 30th. Deputies issued a “BOLO”, Be On the Look Out, for the two subjects. Shortly after 2:00 p.m a subject matching the description was located near the Hempstead/Miller County line. Arkansas State Police assisted Miller County Deputies in detaining the person. Donald Shirey, w/m, 49 years old, from Little Rock, Arkansas. He was identified as a suspect in the burglary.

Shirey was arrested for Burglary of a Commercial Building, a felony warrant from Oklahoma for Unauthorized use of a Motor Vehicle, and a hold for a parole revocation from Arkansas Parole Board. Additional felony charges are pending further investigation.

Deputies continue to seek the identity of the second person in the video.

If you have information about a crime committed in Miller County, call Crime Stoppers at 793-7867. If your information results in an arrest and indictment, you can receive up to $1,000. You DO NOT give Crime Stoppers your name. Your contact is strictly confidential. Crime Stoppers of Texarkana is a community organization that combines local citizens, the media, and law enforcement in the solution of crime by offering anonymity and cash rewards for tips that lead to the arrest and indictment of criminals.

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