Dirty footprints lead police to burglary suspects | News
NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Investigators from the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office arrested two men suspected of burglarizing a home on Batesville Pike early Thursday morning after retracing their dirty shoeprints.
The 78-year-old homeowner called police after she heard loud banging at her front door around 1:30 a.m.
According to the police report, 18-year-old Aaron Draper of Sherwood and 20-year-old Andrew Gray of Jacksonville allegedly found the victim hiding under the covers of her bed.
The homeowner told police one of the suspects threatened to kill her, punched her in the hip and then fled.
Deputies found footprints stained with soot and determined that the suspects had gone through a burn pile near the victim's home. They traced the footprints to a nearby residence where they arrested Draper and Gray.
The victim was treated at the scene for minor injuries to her leg. Gray and Draper both face charges of terroristic threatening, burglary and second degree battery. Both are being held at the Pulaski County Detention Facility without bond.
(Source: Pulaski County Sheriff's Department)