White County: Police Badges Found in Stolen Property Cache

WHITE COUNTY, AR - The White County Sheriff's Office (WCSO) says a cache of stolen property has been found at a home in the Plainview community.

Deputies made the discovery Tuesday after searching an address on James St., along with Arkansas Game and Fish Commission officers and investigators with the Central Arkansas Drug Task Force.  

The WCSO says deputies were able to locate items with a total value of about $11,000 that were tied to several burglaries and thefts. The recovered items included firearms, electronics, police gear (badges that were used during an armed home invasion robbery), tools, an ATV and a stolen vehicle.  
James Massey, 37, of Judsonia, was arrested at the scene.  

Deputies say Massey had outstanding warrants for probation violation and additional charges of aggravated residential burglary, possession of a firearm by certain persons and theft by receiving will be filed against him.  

He's being held at the White County Detention Center on $25,000 bond.   

Additional arrests are expected as this investigation continues. Anyone with information on this case or any other criminal case is encouraged to contact the WCSO's Criminal Investigation Division at (501) 279-6279. 

"We have a very hard-working and dedicated group of deputies that work for the citizens of White County and recoveries such as this go to show that. During the month of January alone, our detectives were able to recover over $250,000 in stolen property and made 23 felony arrests in connection with active investigations," says White County Sheriff Ricky Shourd.

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