White Hall Police arrest burglary suspect


An investigation into a residential burglary in White Hall on Monday resulted in the arrest of a suspect, and the recovery of some of the items reported missing.

Tyler Shinn, 19, allegedly admitted entering the house when no one was at home and taking a safe and gas can, Deputy Prosecutor Maxie Kizer said during a court hearing for Shinn on Wednesday.

White Hall Police Sgt. John Zuber said in a probable-cause affidavit that the burglary was reported in the 700 block of Nancy Street, and several witnesses identified Shinn as a possible suspect.

According to the affidavit, a safe containing $1,500 in cash and coins, baseball and basketball cards and jewelry was taken.

Kizer said when officers went to Shinn’s residence at Jefferson, they found parts of the safe and other items in the woods behind Shinn’s house.

Pine Bluff District Judge John Kearney set a $10,000 bond for Shinn after ruling that prosecutors had probable cause to charge him with residential burglary and theft of property.

Shinn, who Kizer said had no prior convictions or pending charges, said he would hire his own attorney.