Man accused of stealing boat, Seadoo | Crime
An Osceola man faces charges after investigators in Baxter County say he stole a boat.
On Saturday, sheriff’s deputies arrested 27-year-old Michael L. Clark on two counts of felony theft of property.
Investigator Terry Johnson reportedly received a call just after 7:30 p.m. that five people had taken a boat and a personal watercraft from a private dock on CR 140 in the Henderson area.
Deputies, Corps of Engineers Rangers and Game and Fish officers responded and found the suspects then escorted them back to land. Officers also recovered a 2001 25-foot Larsen boat and a 2007 Seadoo personal watercraft, according to Sheriff John Montgomery. He said it appeared to investigators that the ignition had been tampered with to bypass the key switch.
After interviewing and releasing the other four people, investigators charged Clark with
Theft of Property, Class B Felony; and Theft of Property, Class C Felony.
He is currently being held in lieu of $50,000 bond. He’s scheduled to appear in Baxter County Circuit Court on August 9.
Sheriff Montgomery says the investigation is continuing into thefts from other boats and more charges are anticipated.
Clark is currently on probation out of Jonesboro for forgery.