PB man charged with theft by receiving


A Jefferson County man was arrested on charges of theft by receiving Wednesday morning after a sheriff’s deputy conducted a traffic stop on a four-wheeler.

Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office Investigator Randy Jackson said in a probable-cause affidavit that Billy Don Hegwood, 23, was pulled over by the deputy around 5:40 a.m. Wednesday riding a green Honda four-wheeler. Hegwood was arrested on unrelated charges and the four-wheeler was taken to a towing company. Jackson said that he went to the towing company to find out the vehicle’s serial number. Jackson said that the number identified the four-wheeler as having been stolen in Jefferson County on July 14.

Jackson said that Hegwood allegedly admitted to giving a friend $600 for the four-wheeler,

On Friday, Pine Bluff District Judge John Kearney set a $50,000 bond for Hegwood after ruling that prosecutors had probable cause to charge him with theft by receiving.

The Public Defender’s Office was appointed to represent Hegwood and he was told to report back to court Aug. 28.