A Little Rock man faces new charges stemming from an active investigation into a series of alleged thefts of sports utility vehicles in the Mountain Harbor area.
Tony Ray Dickerson, age 47 of Little Rock, faces two counts of theft of property, class C felonies after evidence gathered during the investigation revealed his alleged involvement in the possible theft of a Yamaha Viking UTV and a 2008 Arctic Cat 700 Prowler from individuals in the Mountain Harbor community.
Dickerson was originally arrested in March and was charged with theft by receiving, a class B felony, possession of a schedule II controlled substance, methamphetamine, a class D felony, and Possession of drug paraphernalia, a class D felony.
According to a report provided by the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, they started receiving calls regarding missing and damaged UTVs in the Mountain Harbor area on March 17.
On March 22 the sheriff’s office received a report of a suspicious U-Haul truck parked at a car wash at Mountain Harbor. Corporal Greg Harmon responded to the call and upon investigation discovered that the truck had been reported stolen in Saline County.
The MCSO, the 18th West Judicial Drug Task Force and the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission set up a stake out at the location of the stolen truck. Later that night, officers witnessed a male subject approach the vehicle and unlock the passenger door with a key. According to reports filed in the Circuit Clerk’s office, the suspect fled from the officers and was later discovered laying face down in a field dressed in camouflage.
According to information available in the Circuit Clerk’s office UTV tracks and a kit that could have been used to hot wire UTV ignitions was located in the truck. According to the report issued by the MCSO the subject, Dickerson indicated that two stolen UTVs had been transported to Northeast Arkansas and sold to an individual in that area.
Sheriff White contacted officials in Independence County for their assistance. Moments later they called back to report that the UTVs had been located.
Dickerson was arraigned in circuit court March 30 and a jury trial was set for June 19. He is currently being held at the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office on a $30,000 bond.
In an unrelated incident, Chad Scott Feast was arraigned in ciruit court last Tuesday on one count of domestic battery 3rd degree, a class D felony.
According to court documents, the charge is the result of an alleged incident involving he and his wife, Jamie Feast.
The charge is classified as a class D felony because the alleged offense was committed against a woman he knew, or should have known was pregnant. The documents reflected that his wife was five months pregnant at the time of the alleged incident. Pretrial was set for June 2.