A $5k bond set for a WH man accused of filing a false police report and insurance fraud


By Ray King

A White Hall man was arrested Wednesday and accused of filing a false police report about a vehicle he claimed was stolen.


Corey Bennett, 32, was taken into custody following an investigation which began in March when a Chevrolet Tahoe and a utility trailer the vehicle had been on were reported stolen from a residence in White Hall.

During a court hearing Friday, Deputy Prosecutor Brittaney Akel said White Hall Police Investigator Charles Treadway reported that the owner of the Tahoe said it was not running and he planned to fix it.


Treadway reported that the owner of the truck that was seen with the trailer attached, Paul Owens, said he had loaned the truck to a friend and when it was returned, the trailer was attached.

Akel said a criminal history check showed Bennett had no prior convictions or pending charges.


Pine Bluff District Judge set a bond of $5,000 after ruling prosecutors have probable cause to charge Bennett with filing a false police report, theft of property and fraudulent insurance claim. He was told to come back to court July 16.