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Man charged in theft of truck

A report of a stolen vehicle led to the arrest of a Clinton man last week.

On June 18, 2014, deputies from the Van Buren County sheriff’s office took a report of stolen pickup, check book, ATM card and $300 dollars cash. The victim told deputies his brother, William Richard Wilson, had taken the items from the home they shared on Baker Lake Road, according to court documents.

About 5 p.m. June 19, Wilson, 50, turned up at the sheriff’s office and said he wanted to turn himself in because he was sure his brother had reported his truck stolen, the reports state. He told an investigator that he does not read or write well but would sign a statement if the investigator would write it, which he then did, the documents show.

Wilson has been charged with felony theft of property. Bond was set at $5,000 and his arraignment is set for July 1 in Van Buren County Circuit Court.

In a separate case, deputies arrested Jason Duncan, 37, of Quitman just inside the Van Buren County line, on a parolee absconder warrant, according to a news release from the sheriff’s office.

Assisting in the June 19 arrest were Cleburne County deputies, and Cleburne County Probation and Parole officials. An officer from probation and parole conducted a search of the residence on Highway 124 and found illegal drugs and drug paraphernalia in the residence, according to the release.

Also arrested at the residence was Laressa Lee Eggert, 46, of Damascus on a misdemeanor warrant for failure to appear on traffic violations, and Angela Nichole Sasaki, 27, of Bee Branch, on a felony warrant for failure to appear.

Duncan has been charged with felony possession of a controlled substance and felony possession of drug paraphernalia. His bond was set at $5,000 on those charges, but he has been placed on a parole/probation hold. His arraignment is scheduled for July 1 in Van Buren County Circuit Court.

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