Two $15k bonds were set for two people accused of theft by receiving


By Ray King

Bonds of $15,000 each were set Monday for two people accused of stealing clothes dryers from a parked railroad car.

Pine Bluff District Judge John Kearney set the bond after ruling prosecutors have probable cause to charge Nicholas Rushing, 44, of Pine Bluff and Jhordon Wooten, 30, of Little Rock with theft by receiving.

During the court hearing, Deputy Prosecutor Keith Hall said on Friday, police were sent to 2207 Howard Drive in response to a report that there were clothes dryers there.

Hall said Wooten was found in the house and Rushing was seen walking away from it. The total value of the clothes dryers was said to be $14,000.

The Public Defender’s Office was appointed to represent Wooten and Rushing said he would hire his own attorney. Both were told to come back to court May 10.