A man who reportedly confessed to stealing property belonging to a logger in Drew County, is facing theft, criminal trespassing, and breaking and entering charges, according to a news release from the Drew County Sheriff’s Office.
The investigation of the alleged theft led investigators to a white Chevrolet Suburban and its owner, Paul Gene Hummel of Chicot County. Hummel is alleged to have stolen an ipad, a printer, two power converters, two battery-operated grease guns, and a number of tools from the logger’s log-loading equipment. The alleged theft was reported on July 8.
A warrant was issued for Hummel’s arrest and Chicot County deputies located and returned him to Drew County where he was interviewed by Drew County Detective Rick Harvey. During the interview, Hummel reportedly confessed to stealing the property and revealed the location of the stolen property.
The property was returned to the owner and Hummel is currently being held in the Drew County Detention Center where he is awaiting his first appearance hearing.