Miller County Deputies arrested Ryan Kent Walker, 30 of Texarkana, Arkansas and charged him with two Counts of Residential Burglary, multiple counts of Theft of Property, Firearms, and Criminal Mischief charges, all felonies. Walker was arrested when deputies responded to a series of 911 calls regarding a home burglary.
On Wednesday, March 4, 2020 at approximately 4pm, Miller County Deputies began
responding to a series of 911 calls regarding residential burglaries and a suspicious person.
While deputies were in the process of taking reports on two residential burglaries on Miller
County Road 9 and Miller County Road 488 in Southern Miller County, Deputies were
dispatched to a suspicious person call on Highway 71 near Fouke. Upon arrival, deputies
identified Ryan Kent Walker, W/M 30 of Texarkana, Arkansas. Walker’s vehicle, a red
colored Mitsubishi Eclipse was parked nearby. The vehicle matched the description of the
vehicle observed near the scene of one of the earlier reported burglaries, and Walker
allegedly dropped a 9mm handgun when deputies arrived on scene. The handgun was
recovered, and based on a prior felony conviction, Walker was arrested on a charge of
Possession of a Firearm by Certain Persons Prohibited. Deputies observed multiple
firearms in Walker’s vehicle, which were consistent with items taken in the previously
reported burglaries. Miller County Investigator C. Hensley responded to the scene to
coordinate with the Patrol Deputies, and assumed responsibility for the cases. Walker was
transported to the Miller County Detention Center where he was booked on the felony
charge for the firearm. A search warrant was obtained for the vehicle, and the property
was recovered and linked to the previously reported burglaries. That property included 10
firearms, jewelry and archery equipment. On March 10 Ryan Walker was arrested on
Two Counts of Residential Burglary, multiple counts of Theft of Property, Firearms, and
Criminal Mischief, all felonies. Walker remains in custody at the Miller County Detention
Center with his bond set at $175,000.00. Additional charges are pending, and the
investigations are ongoing.