Former Booneville District Court Clerk Amanda Denea Barr was arraigned Friday on a charge of theft of property.
An arrest warrant had been issued for Barr, 38, in 2014 and a failure to appear warrant had been issued on Aug. 4 and on Aug. 18, the state had made a motion to have a cash bond of $5,300 for Barr forfeited.
Represented by Ernie Witt, Barr plead not guilty Friday. A pre-trial hearing was set for Sept. 8 and a jury trial was set for Sept. 22 by 15th Judicial District Judge Jerry Don Ramey.
At the later appearance Ramey will take up the matter of the cash bond, according to court documents.
According to the arrest warrant for Barr, an Arkansas Division of Legislative Audit examination of the district court financial records for 2012 determined a total of $5,343.
Fifteenth Judicial District Prosecuting Attorney Tom Tatum II will not comment as to what led to the audit of the court records.
Because the amount is in excess of $5,000, the charge against Barr is a Class C felony.
Barr is currently free on a $1,500 bond, which shows Barr’s address to be Valencia, Calif.
Tatum suspected Barr to be in “California or elsewhere” when a warrant was issued for her arrest three years ago.