Murder suspect now billed with vehicle theft

Jeffery Scott Shepherd, charged with very first-degree murder in the June 2019 taking pictures death of then 20-12 months-previous Tyler Pickett, is now accused of thieving a pickup truck.Shepherd is in the Baxter County jail on a no-bond maintain. He was declared a fugitive final 7 days soon after breaking off contact with the Mountain House business office of Arkansas Local community Correction.

The 39-calendar year-old Shepherd was on parole in a circumstance unrelated to the Pickett murder or the new truck theft charge.

Shepherd was booked into the Baxter County jail at just prior to 9 p.m. on Thursday. He was charged with violating parole and theft of home. His parole is now detailed as revoked.

According to the jail log, Shepherd’s fugitive position finished when he was apprehended by a specific reaction group (SRT) from Arkansas Local community Corrections at a home in Gassville.

The SRT is employed to offer with “high risk” absconders.

His latest charge stems from the alleged theft of a pickup truck from a residence together State Freeway 201 North on Oct. 27.

The victim informed Baxter County sheriff’s deputies Shepherd experienced worked for him in the previous and experienced been authorized to travel the truck.

He said he contacted Shepherd a short while ago and advised him he essential the truck again. On Oct. 27, Shepherd introduced the truck to the victim’s house and place the keys on a desk within the residence.

The two men talked for a handful of minutes until eventually the target went to the bathroom. Shepherd explained he essential to get some thing from the truck.

When the target came out of the rest room, the keys to the truck, the truck and Shepherd ended up all gone.

The victim explained he waited until finally the upcoming working day to report the motor vehicle stolen.

On Nov. 1, the victim known as the sheriff’s office environment and mentioned when he got up that morning, the missing truck, valued at $6,000, was parked in his driveway.

The truck experienced sustained harm, like missing the entrance bumper and acquiring scratches and dings on the physique. The rear fender on the passenger side was also broken.

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