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Baxter Co. man faces multiple charges in a series of thefts

Phillip Randall Bartlett (Source: Baxter County Sheriff's Office) Phillip Randall Bartlett (Source: Baxter County Sheriff's Office)
Susan Busher (Source: Baxter County Sheriff's Office) Susan Busher (Source: Baxter County Sheriff's Office)
Michael Lindley (Source: Baxter County Sheriff's Office) Michael Lindley (Source: Baxter County Sheriff's Office)

BAXTER COUNTY, AR (KAIT) – A Baxter county man is facing numerous charges in connection with 18 different theft cases.

According to the Baxter County Sheriff's Office, Phillip Bartlett, 26, is a suspect in a series of break-ins and thefts that began on April 24 to May 28.

Bartlett is connected to several cases that include breaking into four homes, eleven boats, a storage unit and stealing a boat, an ATV and many other items.

Tracks from the stolen ATV led investigators to 59 Hollow Lane. When questioned by police about Bartlett's whereabouts, Michael Lindley, 44, and Susan Busher, 41, said that Bartlett was not there.

Investigators obtained a search warrant for the residence and found items that had been reported stolen from scenes that Bartlett was connected with. Methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia was also found.

Shortly after a manhunt had been called off, Bartlett was spotted sitting under a tree near Walmart. He was arrested on Monday. After his arrest, investigators learned that Bartlett has stayed at the home on Hollow Lane.

Bartlett faces the following charges:

Residential Burglary (4 counts) - Felonies
Breaking or Entering (17 counts) - Felonies
Theft of Property (3 counts) – Felonies
Theft of Property (18 counts) – Misdemeanors
Criminal Mischief (1 count) – Misdemeanor
Failure to Appear in Court (2 counts) – Misdemeanor Warrants
Outstanding Felony Warrant – Izard County Hold
Outstanding Misdemeanor Warrant – Marion County Hold
Parole Violation – Arkansas Department of Corrections Hold

His bond has been set at $150,000 and will appear in court June 19.

Lindley and Busher face hindering apprehension, theft by receiving, drug and other charges.

Lindley's bond was set at $75,000 and Busher's was set to $50,000.

They will also be in court on June 19.

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