A Redfield police investigation into a report that a car that had been reported stolen in North Little Rock was being driven around in Redfield resulted in the arrest of a woman who allegedly said she had traded another stolen car for that one.
Clarica Harris, 32, was arrested on outstanding warrants from North Little Rock and police found the car, a white 1996 Honda, at her residence, Detective Teri Patterson said in a probable cause affidavit that was presented in court Wednesday.
Deputy Prosecutor Maxie Kizer said the car did not have a license plate on it and when officers checked the vehicle identification number, they confirmed that it was the stolen car.
Patterson said that when Harris was interviewed, she said she had traded a stolen blue-green Honda for the white Honda in Little Rock. The value of the car was listed as $1,000.
Kizer said Harris “has been reluctant to come to court,” saying that he counted “nine failures to appear” from various courts.
At his request, Pine Bluff District Judge John Kearney set a $5,000 bond for Harris after ruling that prosecutors had probable cause to charge her with theft by receiving.
Kearney appointed the Public Defender’s Office to represent Harris, and told her to come back to court May 8.