Bond set in alleged trailer theft

A $25,000 bond was set Monday for a Pine Bluff man who allegedly attempted to sell a trailer that had been reported stolen.

Pine Bluff District Judge John Kearney set the bond after ruling that prosecutors had probable cause to charge Clifford Chambers Jr., 26, with theft by receiving.

Deputy Prosecutor Maxie Kizer said the trailer was loaded with carpentry tools and had been reported stolen in Bryant.

According to a probable-cause affidavit from Detective Steve Rucker of the Pine Bluff Police Department, the owner of a business in the 3800 block of West Sixth Avenue became suspicious when Chambers tried to sell the trailer — which was valued at $6,000 — for $600. The business owner got the license plate number of both the trailer and the truck that Chambers was using to pull the trailer.

Rucker said in the affidavit that the truck had a Texas license plate, and the trailer had an Arkansas license plate. When police checked the license number, they found that that the trailer had been reported stolen.

According to the affidavit, police located Chambers and the trailer on Midland Park Drive. The affidavit said Chambers was not questioned after he asked for an attorney.

Chambers told Kearney he would hire his own attorney.