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A woman is in custody Thursday after she was accused of stealing $12-worth of scrap metal from a business outside Ward.

Krystal Lea Beam, 35, of Ward was taken into custody on charges of theft of property and criminal trespassing Wednesday, according to a news release from the Lonoke County sheriff's office.

Authorities said the theft occurred about 4:10 p.m. on Cook Street. Witnesses described the vehicle involved to Lonoke County officers, who then relayed the information to other agencies.

Officers with the Beebe Police Department located the vehicle at a scrap metal business along Highway 367 South and arrested Beam after searching the area.

The stolen scrap metal was returned to the owner.

Photo by Lonoke County sheriff's office
Krystal Lea Beam, 35.
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