Pine Bluff man arrested for allegedly riding stolen motorcycle worth $6,000


By Ray King

A $25,000 bond was set Tuesday for a Pine Bluff man accused of riding a motorcycle that had been reported stolen.

Jefferson County District Judge Kim Bridgforth set the bond after ruling prosecutors have probable cause to charge Randy Bishop, 39, with theft by receiving.

Deputy Prosecutor Beth Carson said the motorcycle was valued at about $6,000.

According to a probable cause affidavit State Trooper First Class Darryl Hinton was patrolling Highway 270 and was behind a motorcycle with a license plate that expired in 2014. Hinton radioed his headquarters who confirmed the expiration date and Hinton attempted a traffic stop.

Carson said Bishop has prior convictions for aggravated assault and possession of a controlled substance. He was told to come back to court Aug. 17.