Miller County Deputies Arrest Two for Theft, Firearms and Meth


Miller County Deputies were investigating a theft, when they found two suspects trying to hide. One man was hiding under a bed, and the other under a couch. Brian Mudd, 36, and Tobey McCarley, 39, were arrested and each are facing multiple charges.

Miller County Press Release:

Sunday Morning March 5, 2017 Deputies with the Miller County Sheriff’s Office investigated a theft from the 70000 block of Blackman Ferry Road.  During the investigation Corporal Phillip Hardemon develop information the stolen property was at a residence in the 6900 block of McClure Road.  Corporal Hardemon and Deputy Stephen Rhyne confirmed the location of the stolen property.  Sergeant Alan Keller responded to the location and gathered information for a search warrant of the home.

At approximately 3:00 p.m. a search warrant was served at 6939 McClure Road.  During the search stolen antique gas signs, firearms, and methamphetamine were recovered.

Brian Mudd (W/M 7/23/1980) was located hiding under a bed in the home and Tobey McCarley (W/M 10/19/1977) was located hiding under a couch in the home. Brian Mudd was arrested for 1) Theft by Receiving 2) Possession of a Firearm by a Felon 3) Possession of Methamphetamine 4) Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  Tobey McCarley was arrested for 1) Theft by Receiving 2) Possession of a Firearm by a Felon 3) Possession of Methamphetamine 4) Possession of Drug Paraphernalia 5) Simultaneous Possession of Narcotics and Firearm.  Both were booked into the Miller County Detention Center.

Several antique signs are still missing.  If you are aware of any information regarding the purchase or sale of signs this weekend you are encouraged to contact the Miller County Sheriff Office at 870-774-3001.

Sheriff Jackie Runion stated, “I am very proud of the deputies with the Miller County Sheriff’s Department.  Corporal Hardemon and Deputy Rhyne’s relationship with citizens of Miller County was directly responsible for the solving of these crimes.  I encourage everyone aware of information about a crime in Miller County to contact the Sheriff’s Office or our local Crime Stoppers hot line.  Citizens working together with our Deputies allow all of us to have a safer community.”

Crime Stoppers of Texarkana is a community organization that combines local citizens, the media, and law enforcement in the solution of crime by offering anonymity and cash

rewards for tips that lead to the arrest and indictment of criminals. If you have information about a crime committed in Miller County, call Crime Stoppers at 793-7867. If your information results in an arrest and indictment, you can receive up to $1,000. You DO NOT give Crime Stoppers your name. Your contact is strictly confidential.



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