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Mississippi man's truck, belongings stolen during voyage to Oklahoma

Posted: December 10, 2013 - 2:00pm

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A Mississippi man says his phone, wallet and truck was stolen from a man he was giving a ride to Oklahoma.

Conway officers responded to King’s Inn, in the 100 block of Oak Street, around 4:12 a.m. Friday after receiving reports of the theft.

The 28-year-old victim told officers he met the man, identified as a 68-year-old West Helena resident, Thursday. According to the victim, both parties were going to Muskogee, Okla.

The agreement was for the victim to drive to Oklahoma, while his new-found traveling companion paid for gas.

Around 7:30 p.m. Thursday, the victim said they checked into a room at King’s Inn, due to poor weather conditions. After checking in, the victim said he and his companion, said to be a veteran, drank most of the night until he fell asleep around 1 a.m.

The victim said he awoke around 4 a.m. to use the bathroom, at which time he noticed his traveling companion missing, along with his phone and wallet. The victim said he then looked out the room window to discover his truck, identified as a silver, 2006 Dodge 1500 pickup, missing. The truck is said to have a Georgia license plate, number ANQ 9886. The vehicle was also described to have a scratch on the driver’s side and no rear view mirror.

The victim told police the hotel room was paid for under his companion’s name, however, officers were unable to speak with hotel staff because the office was closed.

Property stolen from the victim was valued at $3,325 in the police report.

(Staff writer Lee Hogan can be reached by email at lee.hogan@thecabin.net or by phone at 505-1246. Follow Lee Hogan on Twitter at twitter.com/LCD_LeeHogan. To comment on this and other stories, log on to thecabin.net.)

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