BENTON COUNTY, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — Joseph Witten, 38, and Ricky Burnett, 42, had a bond hearing on January 4 after their arrests in connection with the discovery of a homemade explosive device in Bella Vista on New Year’s Eve.
Witten is being held on a $200,000 cash-only bond and Burnett is being held on a $350,000 cash-only bond. Both men are being held at the Benton County Jail.
Witten is facing one charge of criminal acts involving explosives, a Class B felony.
Burnett faces the same charge, as well as these additional ones:
- Criminal Use of Prohibited Weapons, Class B felony
- Endangering the Welfare of a Minor, Class D felony
- Criminal Mischief, misdemeanor (until the monetary value of the property destroyed is determined)
Their court date is set for Monday, February 14.