Two men were arrested after a reported burglary in Lavaca on Sunday, according to a report from the Sebastian County Sheriff’s Office.
At about 7:04 a.m. Sunday, Sebastian County deputies responded to a residence in the 8600 block of East Tate Lane in Lavaca in reference to a burglary in progress. Two Lavaca men had Thomas Allen Link, 37, of Lavaca and Johnny Quoc Hoang, 43, of Fort Smith pinned down and were guarding them with a rifle when officers arrived.
One of the Lavaca men told deputies he was the brother of the property owner, and said the other Lavaca man called him and told him he had seen two people stealing property from the residence. He then went to the property, and caught Link and Hoang with several containers loaded up with items from the house and other property near the road waiting to be taken away.
Officers said Link and Hoang could not produce an ID. Deputies said Hoang originally gave them his brother's information because Hoang feared he had a warrant. Deputies found Link had three confirmed warrants out of Sebastian County for felony failure to appear, misdemeanor failure to appear and overdraft under $200. Hoang had a confirmed warrant for failure to appear on a first-degree domestic battery charge.
Deputies found a black and tan wallet on Link with two Arkansas driver's licenses inside and a backpack that contained three cameras and a laptop, according to the report. An Arkansas driver's license was found in the front yard.
Link is being held on suspicion of residential burglary, theft of property more than $1,000, a felony failure to appear warrant, a felony assist outside agency warrant, a misdemeanor failure to appear warrant and a misdemeanor overdraft warrant, according to the Sebastian County Sheriff’s Office inmate summary. Hoang is being held on suspicion of residential burglary, theft of property more than $1,000, obstructing governmental operations, a felony failure to appear warrant and a parole violation.
A Sebastian County Detention Center deputy said Hoang and Link are being held without bond. Link is scheduled to appear in court March 12 at 1:30 p.m. Hoang is scheduled to appear in court Wednesday at 9 a.m.