Man accused of stealing money bag from employer

Man accused of stealing money bag from employer

WYNNE, AR (KAIT) - A judge found probable cause Thursday to charge a Wynne man with stealing from his employer.

Christopher Tyler Davis, 18, is charged with breaking or entering, a class D felony; along with theft of property, possession of marijuana, and possession of a Schedule VI drug without a prescription, all misdemeanors.

According to information provided by the Cross County Sheriff's Department, Davis stole a bank bag from Café 49 in Hickory Ridge.

Rodney Young said he had hired Davis about a week ago.

On Monday Davis worked for 30 minutes then reportedly told Young he was sick and going home.

Shortly after Davis left the restaurant, Young told a deputy he noticed the bank bag containing an undisclosed amount of money was missing.

The two then went to the suspect's home to recover the cash and spoke with his grandmother.

The woman told the men Davis was traveling to Jonesboro. She then called Davis and told him to come back home, according to the report.

When he arrived at the house, Young and the deputy confronted Davis about the missing cash.

Initially Davis denied taking the money; but, after Young said he would ensure Davis went to prison if he did not give back the money, Davis reportedly said he "could take them to the money, but he didn't want to talk about it in front of his grandparents."

The three men then traveled to an abandoned trailer near Cherry Valley where the deputy reportedly recovered the money bag along with a small bag of marijuana and four Xanax pills.

Davis reportedly said another man and a woman were with him when he hid the money. He claimed the drugs belonged to the other man.

On Thursday morning Davis appeared before District Court Judge Joe Boeckmann who set his bond at $5,000 and ordered him to appear in circuit court later this month.

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