CONWAY, Ark – A Conway man finds himself in the middle of his own comic book storyline, working with the police to help track down $11,000 worth of stolen comic books.
Keith Jones has been collecting comics since he was 10 years old.
“I would take some pocket money when we went shopping, I didn’t know what was in the rack and I would buy a few,” Jones said.
With each new comic, he says, there were new adventures and new villains outwitted by the heroes.
Of the 50,000 comics he’s since collected, he’s never seen himself being part of a storyline, until now.
A few weeks ago, Jones said he was cleaning out his house when he noticed a few boxes missing from his collection.
Jones says he contacted the police who then opened an investigation.
Jones gathered the rest of his team who helped search for more evidence. He says they eventually found a photo of a comic he had lost for sale on a Facebook comic book resale page.
“We were going through the list and found a photo with one of the comics I had that was missing,” Jones said.
According to police reports, Conway PD detectives were able to locate some of the items stolen from a residence.
The suspects, according to reports, said the comics had been passed down from a relative, but after contacting Jones they determined they were his.
Jones said people stole about 4,000 comics from him, he was able to recover about 1,700.
He says, however, that it’s more about the memories associated with the pages than the material element.
“It’s worth more than any monetary value you can get out of it,” Jones said.
Conway PD said he knew who the suspects were and was awaiting a warrant to move the case forward.