A $35,000 bond was set Thursday for a Florida man arrested Tuesday after he allegedly damaged a road and farmland with a vehicle that had been reported stolen in Texas.
Pine Bluff District Judge John Kearney set the bond after ruling prosecutors have probable cause to charge Bradley Hariford, 28, with breaking or entering and criminal mischief.
Sheriff’s Investigator Charles White reported that a deputy was sent to an address in Wabbaseka in reference to the recovery of a stolen vehicle. An Arkansas Game and Fish officer who was on the scene said he had received a call about an abandoned vehicle, a 2014 Dodge Ram truck, and when he ran the license plate number, learned the vehicle had been reported stolen in Texas.
The officer reported seeing a male walking away from the vehicle when he arrived and the owner of the property told the officer he wanted the man arrested because he had caused $1,500 damage to a private road and farm land.
While searching the area, deputies and the game and fish officer found Hariford after receiving a call about a man entering a 2003 Chevrolet that was parked at a pole barn on Longbell Road.
White reported that Hariford was not questioned on Tuesday after he said he was intoxicated and had been drinking all day. When he was questioned Wednesday, Hariford said he had stolen multiple vehicles including the Dodge Ram but later said he had bought the truck from a man at a Circle K gas station in Austin, Texas.