Man Accused Of Stealing Bicycles From UA Campus

FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — University of Arkansas police have arrested a Fayetteville man accused of stealing several bicycles from the university in March.

Rusty Joe Long, 31, faces six counts of misdemeanor theft of property.

Investigators identified Long through online sales of stolen bikes and arrested him Thursday (April 19) at his home on West Deane Street, according to Capt. Gary Crain, university police spokesman.

Each bike was worth about $685, totaling more than $4,000 in stolen property.

Long was being held Friday (April 20) at the Washington County Detention Center on a $2,000 bond. He is due in Fayetteville District Court on May 11.

In Arkansas, Class A misdemeanors are punishable by up to a year in jail and a $2,500 fine.