A White Hall couple were arrested Sunday after they allegedly tried to cash a forged check at a business on U.S. 270.
Brad Yarbrough, 34, and Devon Hankins, 34, were taken into custody after they came to the White Hall Police Department in response to a call from Sgt. Mark Bradley.
In a probable cause affidavit, Bradley reported that Hankins went to Sandy Acres Grocery and tried to cash a check on the account of another person. When Hankins got into a car, an employee of the business followed the vehicle to a house in the 1900 block of Sunset Cove. The car was driven by a man later identified as Yarbrough, Bradley said.
Bradley reported that he called Hankins and asked her to come to the White Hall Police Department and she and Yarbrough both came to the police station, where Yarbrough claimed that they had found the checks in an abandoned house on Princeton Pike.
Following a court hearing Tuesday, Pine Bluff District Judge John Kearney set a $10,000 bond for Yarbrough and Hankins after ruling prosecutors had probable cause to charge them with second-degree forgery.
Kearney appointed the Public Defender’s Office to represent Yarbrough and Hankins, who are both on probation, and told them to come back to court Jan. 8, 2013.