Area couple charged with theft in Stone County

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Arrest warrants out of Stone County have been issued for a couple charged with theft.

Documents filed yesterday in Stone County Circuit Court note Cpl. Justin Meeks of the Stone County Sheriff’s Office was called to Webb Acres Drive to take a theft report from Billy Massey.

In the affidavit of probable cause for arrest, Massey told Meeks that when he was out of town, the couple, identified as Frank Foll, 82, and his wife, identified as Julia Foll, 80, came to his residence and stole his 1994 Ford F-150 pickup truck.

A witness who was at the residence at the time the truck was taken stated in the affidavit that the couple arrived accompanied by a maroon Crown Victoria and an older blue tow truck. The witness said Frank Foll walked behind the house with the driver of the Crown Victoria, then the witness heard “a lot of banging sounds” and saw the tow truck leave with Massey’s F-150.

Investigators located the tow truck and its driver who told them Frank Foll had hired him and a friend to remove the truck, but the driver did not know it was not Mr. Foll’s vehicle, according to the court info — which also noted a check of the Ford’s registration showed the truck to be registered to Massey.

The court documents also said that Foll told the witness he was taking the vehicle because of the money Massey owed him. Massey also told authorities that Frank Foll had charges filed against him for forgery.

Massey also stated there were tools and other items in the truck.

Investigators said Massey was told his pickup was first taken to Folls’ residence, but had since been moved. The vehicle information has been entered into the Arkansas Crime Information Center, the affidavit said.

The court record also noted that the Stone County Judge set bail on the Folls at $5,000 each.

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  1. There’s no evidence that can tie frank to any criminal activity besides his word against masseys. Did anyone besides the witnesses at masseys house see frank involved in this incident. NO so sounds like masseys has some kind of personal vendetta against frank and trying to manipulate the law.

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