Johnson County
Sheriff's Office
Clarksville, Arkansas
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2 Arrested After Burglarizing Hilltop Grocery


2 Ozark residents, Joshua Lovelace, age 17 and Kyle Rofkahr, age 18 were arrested after the investigation into a commercial burglary which ocurred at approximately 3:44 a.m. on Monday, July 13.  According to Eurena Holland, owner of Hilltop Grocery near Hunt, she and her husband were awakened by someone breaking the front door of the business in.  As she dialed 911, her husband, L.D. Holland entered the store from the rear door.  As Mrs. Holland was walking toward the bathroom, suspect Lovelace ran from the bathroom, pushed Mrs. Holland, ran out of the front door and ran south down Highway 164.  Responding deputies located Lovelace curled up in a ditch south of the store and took him into custody.  Rofkahr left the store in a truck belonging to Lovelace's father, Clifton Lovelace of Paris.  Lovelace was transported to the Johnson County Detention Center and interviewed about the burglary.  Rofkahr turned himself in to the Sheriff's Office on Tuesday, July 14 where he gave a confession to burglarizing the store and stealing the truck belonging to Lovelace to flee the scene.  Both suspects also confessed to burglarizing the same business on June 8 of this year.  Lovelace will be charged as an adult with Commercial Burglary (2 counts), Criminal Mischief (2 counts), Battery 3rd Degree and theft of Property  Lovelace went before District Judge Len Bradley on July 13 where he was released to his parents on an O.R. bond.  Rofkahr is charged with Commercial Burglary (2 counts), Criminal Mischief (2 counts) and Theft of Property.  He went before District Judge Len Bradley on July 14 where his bond was set at $2500.00 cash/commercial.  Both have an initial court date of September 4th.