A $15k bond was set for a White Hall man being charged with theft by receiving


By Ray King

A $15,000 bond was set Monday for a White Hall man accused of being in possession of a lawn mower that had been reported stolen.

Pine Bluff District Judge John Kearney set the bond after ruling prosecutors have probable cause to charge David Bryant, 55, with theft by receiving.

Reading from an affidavit by White Hall Police Officer Charles Treadway, Deputy Prosecutor Lisa McGriff said at 8.a.m. Saturday, White Hall officers were sent to the 600 block of Turner in response to the reported theft of a zero-turn lawn mower.

Treadway reported that Bryant claimed he had bought the lawn mower from an unknown male and said he had paid $1,300 for it. The lawn mower was valued at $20 to $25,000 and when asked how it got it so cheap, Bryant reportedly said he thought it might have been stolen.

Bryant was told to come back to court May 10.