Items stolen from Roaring River Nature Center recovered in Arkansas
On January 4, 2016, Roaring River Park Ranger Steven Jabben requested Detective Doug Henry assist
him at the Roaring River Nature Center. The Nature Center had been burglarized overnight and several
items including 11 Chainsaws, a Big Bear Yamaha All Terrain 4 Wheeler, Indian Artifacts, Laptop Computer
and numerous power and hand tools had been stolen. Detective Henry and Ranger Jabben processed the
scene, then on January 25th, the state crime lab contacted Ranger Jabben and stated they were able
to pull a print off a can of tree marking paint that had been used in the burglary and was able to get a
positive match through AFIS belonging to 44 year old Rodney Leon Evans of Berryville, AR.
Detective Doug Henry and Rob Evenson along with Ranger Jabben contacted the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office
to assist at the Rodney Evans residence. Carroll County was able to get consent to search from Rodney Evans.
Deputies recovered several items from the Evans residence that were stolen from the Nature Center. Further
investigation revealed that more items from the burglary had been taken to another residence in Oak Grove, AR.
Oak Grove Chief of Police, Jason Hunt assisted Barry County Deputies and Ranger Jabben in recovering more items
and another suspect, 54 year old Terry Dean Kline was arrested. Deputies recovered 7 chainsaws, the Yamaha all terrain 4 wheeler, numerous artifacts, and numerous
power and hand tools, all stolen from the Nature Center. Estimated recovery value of $28,000.00
Deputies also recovered a trailer that was reported stolen off 248 hwy in Barry County.
Warrants were obtained from Evans and Kline with a $30,000 cash only bond set on each.
Evans and Kline both signed waivers of extradition and are currently in the Barry County Jail.
Barry County Sheriff Mick Epperly stated that several agencies worked together and assisted each other with this case and the end result was recovered property and arrests made.