December 26, 2016 – Two Arkansas men were arrested for Theft of a Firearm Christmas Eve near Cumby.
When the auto they were driving failed to maintain a single lane near the 110-Mile Marker on I-30, Cumby Police made the stop. Next to the passenger was an open alcoholic beverage container. Both men were arrested and a probable cause search of the vehicle revealed a concealed firearm behind a folding arm rest in the back seat of the vehicle. A check on the firearm serial number showed it to be stolen. Both men had prior felony convictions.
Carlos F. Thompson, 36 of Little Rock, Arkansas is in Hopkins County jail charged with Theft of a Firearm and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by a Felon. He is being held on a total of $10,000 bond.
Chester Junior Thompson, 36, of Dermott, Arkansas is in Hopkins County Jail charged with Theft of a Firearm and is being held on $5,000 bond.