All suspects are presumed innocent until determined guilty in court.
Hot Springs Police Detective Shawn Stillian reports the following:
The victim advised on 06/05/2019, she got into a black SUV, unknown make and model, at the 2800 block of Central Avenue. Prior to getting into the vehicle the victim placed three bags consisting of clothing, jewelry, electronic equipment and other miscellaneous items valued at $10,182.00 in the back of the vehicle. The victim got in the vehicle with her male friend. The victim and her friend were in the back seat and a known male was driving. The victim said there was an unknown white male in the front passenger seat.
After a few minutes the driver pulled over into a vacant lot in the 400 block of Third Street. The driver demanded the victim and her friend get out of the vehicle. Both exited the vehicle and before she could retrieve her belongings from the back of the vehicle, the vehicle sped off.
The victim provided me pictures and a list of some of the jewelry taken. I checked leads on line and came across a ticket from a local pawn shop on Central Avenue. Several of the items listed on the ticket matched some of the items the victim reported missing. I went to the pawn shop and compared the items sold to the pictures provided by the victim. Several of the rings were a match along with a pair of hoop earrings.
The victim responded and positively identified one opal heart ring, one mistick fire topaz ring, three silver rings and one pair of silver hoop earrings as coming from her stolen property. The victim advised the recovered property is valued at $1,150.00.
The ticket shows the items were sold by Elijah Law. The items were purchased on 06/06/2019 by the pawn shop for $133.75.
An arrest warrant was obtained and entered into the police computer.
On 08/01/19 Det. Stillian came in contact with Mr. Law and placed him under arrest. He was transported to the Garland County Detention Center for processing. Mr. Law is charged with Felony Theft By Receiving and Unlawful Transfer Of Stolen Property To A Pawn Shop Or Broker, with a bond amount totaling$3,500.