Fort Smith Police Arrest & Charge Burglary Suspects

FORT SMITH (KFSM) — Fort Smith Police have arrested two burglary suspects.

According to police, officers were called to North 44th Street in reference to a burglary in progress.

Witnesses called dispatch saying two white males, identified as 34-year-old William Waylan Winters and John Crossno Jr.,  were loading property from the residence into a blue Chevy Cobalt.

Officers attempted a felony stop on the vehicle, but the suspects fled the residence at a high speed. 

After receiving a tip that the two suspects were possibly in an apartment on Kinkead Avenue, police were able to locate Winters.

Winters was arrested and charged with an unrelated warrant and one count of Burglary.

Detectives were later able to obtain information that Crossno Jr. was possibly staying in the 1800 block of Houston Street. Officers went to that location and were able to locate Crossno.

After a foot pursuit and brief struggle, Crossno was arrested and taken to the Sebastian County Adult Detention Center where he was charged with Residential Burglary, Fleeing apprehension with injury, resisting arrest and carrying a weapon.