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           MAC CHITWOOD               DALTON PFLAUMER


Sheriff Tate Lawrence said that two people have been arrested following a Saturday night crime spree in Horseshoe Bend. Early Sunday morning staff of the First Baptist Church reported to the Izard County Sheriff’s Department that the church building had been broken into and that items including and guitar were taken and that the church van was taken also.

 While Lieutenant Charles Melton, Sgt. Gabe Sanders and Horseshoe Bend assigned deputies were investigating, they developed at least two people of interest, located the guitar, and continued the investigation. During this investigation,it was reported that Doty Funeral Home of Horseshoe Bend had a van damaged while it was apparently being attempted to hot wire the vehicle the same night.

On Monday, Lieutenant Melton learned that his prime suspect had been arrested in Cave City and that the suspect had  fled from Cave City Police and had shot at them before wrecking his vehicle.. Mac Ryan Chitwood, age 26 of Horseshoe Bend, currently in the Sharp County has been charged in Izard County in connection with the church and funeral home events. Also charged was Dalton Pflaumer, age 18 of Elizabeth.

As to the funeral home, both have been charged with breaking and entering, a class D felony; and criminal mischief, a class D felony. Relating to the church, both have been charged with commercial burglary and theft of property, both class D felonies. Chitwood and Pflaumer have an Izard County Circuit Court date of August 10. Sheriff Lawrence said the church van which had been abandoned was located in Baxter County by the Baxter County Sheriff’s Department.


News Release, For Immediate Release, July 13, 2016, POC: Sheriff Tate Lawrence, 8703684203


Note: Pictures of Chitwood and Pflaumer provided

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