Janet Barber

Grove Sun Daily

WEST SILOAM SPRINGS, OK — After conducting an extensive investigation into the burglary of a mini-storage business, officers have made four arrests, recovered countless stolen items and discovered a meth lab.

Twenty-two storage units were burglarized March 8th at the Secure Mini Storage in West Siloam Springs. Officers conducted a rigorous investigation culminating into the recovery of numerous items including a stolen 4-wheeler from Washington County, AR.

According to West Siloam Springs Police Chief Barnett, he discovered the vehicle used in the burglaries and during an interview with the owner he was told that the truck had been loaned to Loyd Craig King, 27, who admitted to the burglary and implicated Darris St. Pierre, 27, in the crime as well.

After finding out where some of the stolen property might be located, Chief Barnett enlisted the assistance of Investigator Mike Eason, with the District Attorney’s office, as well as other West Siloam Springs officers and Siloam Springs, AR police officers.

The investigation led officers to the home of Vincent Lee Thompson, 42, and his mother Rebecca Cannon, 61. Thompson admitted to having stolen property in his home and officers obtained a search warrant. During a search of the premises, investigators not only discovered some of the stolen items listed, but found items used in manufacturing methamphetamines.

A background check on Thompson revealed that he is currently on probation for conspiracy to manufacture a controlled dangerous substance in Arkansas.

All four suspects were arrested and transported to the Delaware County Jail where charges are pending.

“I want to thank the district attorney’s office, my officers with the West Siloam Police Department, the Delaware County Sheriff’s Department and Siloam Springs Police Department for all their assistance,” added Chief Larry Barnett.