Man, 32, sentenced in theft of scooters
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.