Report of employee theft leads to arrest

An investigation into alleged employee theft at Trinity Village on Wednesday resulted in the arrest of a man identified as the head of maintenance at the facility after police reported finding allegedly stolen items at his residence.

Donovan Cuthbertson, 36, asked for an attorney when police attempted to question him, Detective Steven Rucker said in a probable-cause affidavit.

According to the affidavit, a red utility trailer, stackable washer and dryer, weed eater, riding lawn mover, air conditioning unit and other items were taken. The estimated value of the items was listed at $2,125.

Rucker said in the affidavit that when police went to Cuthbertson’s house, they found the items Trinity Village had reported stolen.

Jefferson County District Judge Kim Bridgforth set a $5,000 bond for Cuthbertson after ruling that prosecutors had probable cause to charge him with theft of property.

Pine Bluff attorney Greg Robinson appeared at the court hearing Friday and said he would represent Cuthbertson.