Man, 32, sen­tenced in theft of scoot­ers

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - NORTHWEST ARKANSAS -

FAYET­TEVILLE — A 32-year-old Fayet­teville man was sen­tenced to 120 days in jail and six years of pro­ba­tion af­ter plead­ing guilty to three counts of felony theft of prop­erty and a count of theft by re­ceiv­ing in con­nec­tion to stolen mo­tor scoot­ers on the Univer­sity of Arkansas, Fayet­teville cam­pus.

Tyler Brady also pleaded guilty in Wash­ing­ton County Cir­cuit Court to pos­ses­sion of metham­phetamine, pos­ses­sion of drug para­pher­na­lia and fail­ure to ap­pear. Brady was sen­tenced Nov. 27 and re­ceived credit for 70 days al­ready served in jail.

Brady was ar­rested by UA po­lice in Septem­ber on a war­rant un­re­lated to theft. Po­lice said sur­veil­lance video helped iden­tify him as a sus­pect in scooter thefts. Univer­sity po­lice in a Septem­ber state­ment said that un­der ques­tion­ing “Brady has ad­mit­ted to steal­ing twenty to thirty scoot­ers” and that charges were ex­pected for 16 of the thefts.

Prose­cut­ing at­tor­neys “could only prove four of them,” said Matt Dur­rett, Wash­ing­ton County prose­cut­ing at­tor­ney, in an email. He said deputy pros­e­cu­tor Sara Swearen­gin han­dled the case.

“I think he made a state­ment about steal­ing oth­ers, but she couldn’t tie him to any more than four. It sounds like there were mul­ti­ple peo­ple in­volved,” Dur­rett said.

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