Springdale Burglar Steals $50, Flees Into Woods, Police Say

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A Springdale burglar was arrested after stealing $50 from a business and then fleeing into the woods, according to court documents.

The burglary suspect was identified as Gary Parson, 39, court documents state.

Police viewed surveillance video showing the burglary suspect wearing a tool belt and taking $50 from a cash register at A&P Auto Center Towing located at 1317 S. Turner St. in Springdale, according to the documents.

Police started to search for the suspect with a spotlight, and he was located leaning into a white Lexus. When the spotlight hit him, he grabbed a backpack and fled into nearby woods, according to court documents.

He was pursued by authorities and caught hiding in a, “thick wooded area.”

While searching his backpack, police found a tool belt and a dismantled .22 revolver. While searching the suspect, they found $27 in his pockets that they said they believe are from the cash register.

Parson was booked into the Washington County Detention Center and faces charges of breaking and entering, loitering and possession of a firearm by certain persons.

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