Police are investigating the theft of a damaged truck from a home in Cave City Dec. 8. The truck was found the next day in Izard County near Ash Flat.
Sheriff Dale Weaver found Michael Proctor's truck abandoned on Dry Bone Road, approximately one mile inside Izard County, said Chief Deputy Rickey Crook.
Proctor told Deputy Jeremy Qualls the day before that his 1992 GMC pickup had been taken from his home on Highway 115.
While taking the report, Qualls remembered reserve deputy Casey Weaver had mentioned an abandoned truck on Old Sidney Road earlier that day. Detective John Qualls went to process the abandoned truck, but found the truck had been moved by the time he got there. Proctor told police he had not moved the truck.
"It looked as though it had just been moved because there was a bare spot on the ground where the vehicle had been sitting that was not covered with snow," Crook said.
Proctor said the truck had "a lot of damage" to the driver's side rear and the tail light was missing. He also said there was an American flag on the front windshield. Proctor told John Qualls that he had recently purchased the truck from a used car lot, but the former owner was a woman from Williford. He had not registered the truck in his name.
Using the information provided by Proctor, John Qualls had Central Dispatch enter the truck as stolen on the national database.
The theft is still under investigation. Anyone with information regarding the theft is asked to contact the Sharp County Sheriff's Office at 870-994-7356.