A car that was reported stolen from a dealer on South Blake Street Feb. 16 was recovered by police after officers saw a man driving it at about noon Sunday.

A car that was reported stolen from a dealer on South Blake Street Feb. 16 was recovered by police after officers saw a man driving it at about noon Sunday.

Michael Baltz, 41, allegedly took the car for a test drive and never returned, Deputy Prosecutor Maxie Kizer said during a court hearing Tuesday for Baltz.

Detective Marsha Oliver reported that police were sent to Yonas Auto Sales, 408 S. Blake St., where Yonas Habte reported that a man asked to drive a 2005 Pontiac Grand Am and did not return the car to the lot.

Kizer said police saw a vehicle fitting the carís description and when they stopped it, they determined that it was the stolen vehicle.

Pine Bluff District Judge John Kearney set a $15,000 bond for Baltz after ruling prosecutors had probable cause to charge him with theft by receiving.

Kearney appointed the Public Defenderís Office to represent Baltz and told him to come back to court April 17 at 9 a.m.