CRIME

A Killeen man was arraigned on a charge of unauthorized use of a vehicle Thursday by Justice of the Peace Claudia Brown.

Richard Shane Rinker, 37, was arrested on Wednesday around 10 p.m. by Killeen police.

Around 9:10 p.m., an officer went to the 1000 block of Houston Street after a stolen vehicle was reported. The officer met with the victim, who said that he was cleaning a pool around 9:05 p.m. when a man in a dark hooded sweatshirt got into the work truck and drove off, according to police.

Around 9:50 p.m., a Killeen police officer was driving on East Rancier Avenue when he saw the stolen work truck at a stop sign, according to the affidavit for arrest. He stopped the truck, and found Candice McDonald-Bacak, 34, driving it, according to police.

When police interviewed Rinker, he said that he saw the truck rolling on Houston Street and got into it, according to the affidavit. Rinker told the officer that he tried to talk to someone at the residence that the truck was outside of, but no one was home, so he drove the truck to McDonald-Bacak’s house because “he cannot drive very well,” according to the arrest report.

According to police, Rinker said he didn’t know the owner of the truck.

Rinker is in the Bell County Jail on $20,000 bond.

McDonald-Bacak was arrested on a charge of possession of a controlled substance, 1 gram or more but less than 4 grams. While police searched the truck, they found a backpack with a small plastic bag with a crystal-like substance that tested positive for 9.3 grams of methamphetamine with a field test. Two syringes were also found in the bag.

McDonald-Bacak is in the Bell County Jail on $30,000 bond.

254-501-7552 | sullivan@kdhnews.com

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