Teen pleads guilty to charges stemming from theft of golf cart, ATV

Photo: Dalton Beckman

A 19-year-old Mountain Home man charged with stealing a golf cart and an ATV pled guilty to the charges against him during a session of Baxter County Circuit Court Thursday.

Dalton Beckman was sentenced to five years probation and given 90 days in jail with credit for 75 days already served.

Beckman was arrested after being stopped by a Mountain Home police officer at 9:30 p.m. April 25 while riding the stolen ATV along McClure Avenue.

According to the probable cause affidavit, the events leading to Beckman’s arrest began when a man called the Baxter County Sheriff’s Office about 10:30 a.m. on April 25.

The victim reported someone had abandoned a golf cart at his residence along Arkansas Highway 126 in Gassville and had taken his side-by-side ATV.

During the investigation, it was determined the golf cart had been stolen from the Cotter Trout Lodge Motel in the same time frame as the ATV theft.

Beckman initially claimed his father had given him the ATV.

Beckman was also ordered to pay $400 in restitution based on damage done to the golf cart.

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