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Update: Suspect Arrested in Connection to Heist of Museum Artifact

Artifact Returned to Museum as of March 24

Update:

FORT SMITH, Ark. - Through an anonymous tip, police were able to locate suspect Mark Stevens at an acquaintance's home near the 300 block of North 38 St. 

Fort Smith Police was taken to the Fort Smith Police Department (FSPD) where he was questioned by Criminal Investigations Division detectives. 

Following the interview Stevens was arrested and taken to the Sebastian County Adult Detention Center where he was charged with Theft by Receiving.

According to FSPD, the stolen pin has been recovered and returned to the Fort Smith Museum of History as of March 24.

Original story: 

FORT SMITH, Ark. - Police are searching for Mark Craig Stevens, 58, in connection to a stolen artifact from the Fort Smith Museum of History. 

According to the Fort Smith Police Department (FSPD) a warrant has been issued for Stevens for theft by receiving. Detectives are wanting to speak to Stevens about his involvement in the case. 

Anyone with information about the incident or knows the whereabouts of Mark Stevens is asked to call the Fort Smith Police Department at 479-709-5100. 

Individuals with information may also call Crime stoppers at 78-CRIME, where any information leading to an arrest in this case may also be eligible for a cash reward up to $1,000.

According to FSPD, the stolen pin has been recovered and returned to the Fort Smith Museum of History as of March 24.

On Thursday, March 22, officers were called to the Fort Smith Museum of History, located at 320 Rogers Avenue, in reference to a theft.

Museum workers discovered a display had been moved, and upon closer inspection, discovered that a gold, lizard shaped, tie pin had been stolen. This artifact is one of very few items remaining that was the personal property of Judge Isaac C. Parker.


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