Stolen car located on Saracen Casino’s parking lot leads to arrest of three


By Ray King

A report that a stolen car was on the parking lot of the Saracen Casino Wednesday resulted in the arrest of three people following a police investigation.

Kenneth Gyrb, 37, of McKinney, Texas, Michael Crews, 49, of Wrightsville and April Crews, 46, also of Wrightsville, were taken into custody and made their first appearance in Pine Bluff District Court Friday morning.

Reading from an affidavit by Detective Corey Wilfong, Deputy Prosecutor Joe West said an officer was sent to the casino and initially couldn’t locate the vehicle but was given a phone number and when the officer called the number, Gyrb answered and met the officer at the front of the casino.

Gyrb told police Crews had taken the vehicle and he had a spare key and was going to return the vehicle to the owner.

West said Michael Crews has an extensive criminal history and April Crews has one prior felony conviction. Gyrb has no criminal history.

Pine Bluff District Judge John Kearney set a $10,000 bond for Michael Crews after ruling prosecutors have probable cause to charge him with theft by receiving and possession of a controlled substance.

Bonds for April Crews and Kenneth Gyrb were set at $5,000 on a single count of  theft by receiving.All three were told to come back to court March 28.