A bench warrant has been issued for Daison Stephens Faver, 25.
A Batesville resident advertised a motorcycle for sale on social media and was contacted multiple times, from multiple phone numbers, by a person who identified himself as Phillip Walker.
The seller agreed to let the man test-drive the motorcycle on Sunday, June 13.
After returning from the test-drive, Walker said he wanted to purchase the motorcycle. The seller agreed to let Walker take the motorcycle with him to the Ramada Inn where he was renting a room.
Walker promised to return the next day with payment, but he never did.
In the last phone conversation with the seller on June 14, Walker said he was almost in Searcy and wanted to get the motorcycle checked out, then added “he wasn’t sure if he wanted to pay the asking price of $8,000.” Then the line went dead.
The motorcycle was reported stolen and entered into the Arkansas Crime Information Center.
On June 16, officers from the Independence County Sheriff’s Office advised they had received information that the stolen motorcycle had been involved in a traffic stop in Lufkin, Texas. The person driving the motorcycle was identified as Faver, who was arrested for other violations.
The seller positively identified Faver as the individual who called himself Phillip Walker, during a photo line-up of five other people with similar characteristics.