Redfield Police didn’t have to look very hard to find a car that had been reported stolen in North Little Rock on Friday — all they had to do was walk out of the police station.
Redfield Detective Teri Patterson reported that she saw a green Honda Accord that matched the description of the stolen car at a car wash across the street, and when she checked the license plate number, confirmed that it was the same vehicle.
Cory Holt, 31, who had a Pulaski County address, was washing the car and, according to a probable cause affidavit from Patterson, said the car had been given to him by another person before he came to Redfield.
Patterson reported that North Little Rock police had broadcast a description of the car and the license number and indicated that it was last seen on Interstate 530.
Redfield Police Chief Steve McFatridge instructed Patterson to go check a house on Arkansas 365 North that is known to deal in stolen vehicles, and that’s where Patterson was going when she walked out of the police station.
Jefferson County Deputy Prosecutor Maxie Kizer said in a court hearing Monday that Holt had a “spectacular record of not coming to court,” having been charged with failure to appear at least 22 times in courts in Pulaski County, Little Rock, Benton, Redfield and other cities.
Jefferson County District Judge Kim Bridgforth set a $10,000 bond for Holt after ruling prosecutors had probable cause to charge him with theft by receiving.
Holt said he would hire his own attorney and was told to come back to court Nov. 19.
A female who was in the car with Holt was released without charges after Holt told officers the woman didn’t have any knowledge of the incident.