Suspected Fort Smith Burglar Arrested

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On Wednesday (Feb. 19), at approximately 12 pm, Fort Smith Police were called to the 2700 block of Cliff Drive after receiving complaints of a suspicious black male wandering around the houses, according to Sgt. Daniel Grubbs with the Fort Smith Police Department.

Officers found a black male identified as Robert Holland in the backyard of a home, attempting to climb over a fence. During an interview, Holland said he drove a blue car to the area.

The officer interviewing Holland recalled that there were previous burglaries in the neighborhood, and the suspect was reportedly a black male driving a blue car.

Officers located the blue car and saw vodka and a small caliber hand gun in plain view.

Holland was arrested for Minor in Possession of a Handgun and Minor in Possession of Alcohol. After further interviews at the police department, he was also charged with two counts of Residential Burglary and one count of Attempted Residential Burglary, according to Sgt. Grubbs.

“Property believed to have been taken during a burglary was located and seized from Mr. Holland’s residence in the 2500 block of Houston Street.  Robert Holland is currently being held at the Sebastian County Detention Center on a $10,000.00 bond,” Sgt. Grubbs said in a news release.