Pine Bluff police are asking for help in locating a man wanted for a commercial burglary Tuesday at R & E Supply at 2514 W. 17th Ave.

Pine Bluff police are asking for help in locating a man wanted for a commercial burglary Tuesday at R & E Supply at 2514 W. 17th Ave.


Officer Richard Wegner said in a press release that Chad Micheal Smothers, 38, was identified as the suspect by a friend of the co-owner/manager from security video recorded at the business.


Smothers is a white male, 5-feet 9-inches tall and 165 pounds. He is also being sought on warrants from Pine Bluff and the Grant County Sheriff’s Office.


According to the police report, security video showed a man, later identified as Smothers, use a wooden plank to pry open the bay door, then crawl inside.


The police report said the man who identified Smothers said he had lived across the street from Smothers for about five years.


Wegner said in the report that nothing was taken, but there was damage done to the business.


Anyone with information about Smothers is asked to contact the Detective Division at 730-2090 or the dispatch center at 541-5300. All calls will be kept confidential.