by: Phillip Launius, KTLO
A Harrison man accused of being involved in the alleged theft and sale of a vehicle appeared in Baxter County Circuit Court Thursday and pled guilty to the charges against him.
Thirty-two-year-old Antonio Miles Brinkley was sentenced to six years probation. Deputy Prosecutor Kerry Chism told the court the victim had requested Brinkley not be prosecuted.
Baxter County deputies responded to an address along Cranfield Road June 10, 2018. The victim told them a woman had come to her home early that morning waiving a gun.
She said the woman, who was reported to have appeared extremely intoxicated, allegedly stood outside and beat on the front door and windows.
The victim said a male, identified as Brinkley, was with the woman. He was reported to be her half-brother.
During the investigation, the victim said she had purchased the missing car from the woman, and the seller had a set of keys for the vehicle.
According to the probable cause affidavit, the missing vehicle was found June 14, 2018 in Harrison. The car was stopped by a Harrison police officer for having a fictitious license plate.
When the officer ran the vehicle’s identification number, the car was shown as being reported stolen from Baxter County. The license plate on the vehicle came back to Brinkley.
The female driving the vehicle told a Harrison police officer she had purchased the car from Brinkley, whom she identified as “Tony,” for $500.
According to the National Crime Information Center, Brinkley has more than four felony convictions.
His first criminal case in this area was opened in October 2007 when he was 19-years-old. He has had charges brought against him in Baxter, Boone and Carroll counties.
The cases involved drugs and thefts.
According to court records, the woman involved in the incident was apparently never charged.