Howard County Sheriff's Investigators recover stolen property and arrest four subjects involved.

The Howard County Sheriff’s Office has been investigating numerous thefts and break-ins during the past several weeks.   Investigator John Eric Glidewell received information concerning a stolen shotgun from Dierks and that started things moving that led to the arrests and recovery of five guns and numerous tools and shop equipment valued at several thousand dollars.  Several window air conditioner units that had been reported stolen were found to have been sold for scrap in DeQueen.  Some of the items recovered were stolen from Pike County.  Howard County officers are working with Pike County officers assisting them in helping recover some of their stolen property. 

The persons who have been arrested are:

James Eric Bennett w/m dob-3/2/1983  from Langley, Ar.   

Charged with Possession of Firearm by Certain Persons and Theft by Receiving

Bond set at 25,000---released on bond

Shane Michael House w/m dob-1/26/1990 from Newhope, Ar.

Charged with Residential Burglary and Theft of Property

Bond set at 10,000---released on bond

Shannon Michael Gosnell  w/m dob-10/2/1992 from Dierks, Ar.

Charged with Residential Burglary and 8 counts of Theft of Property

No bond set at this time---still in jail

Travis Dakota Cass  w/m dob-11/07/1989 from Dierks, Ar.

Charged with two counts of Residential Burglary and 9 counts of Theft of Property

Bond set at 25,000---still in jail at this time

I would like to commend Investigators John Eric Glidewell and David Shelton for their hard work in getting these cases solved.  The investigation is continuing and more arrests are possible.  Some of the subjects arrested in Howard County will face charges in Pike County also.


Sheriff Butch Morris