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Prosecutor: Bounced Checks to Bank Robbery

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LITTLE ROCK (KATV) -

For a few hours this week, a man with no money was suddenly flush with cash.

We don't know what he was planning to do with it...but because of quick police work he never got the chance.

It's the latest, crazy twist to a story that started last summer.

Kenny Arbuckle was arraigned by video this morning from a cell inside the Pulaski County jail.

The charge he faces now is much more serious than the charges that put him in jail the first time (hot checks, theft of services).

When we first met Arbuckle last summer, he was having a bad day.

He owed employees money, one of them had just choked him out after Arbuckle threw a punch,

and when he came to the police were at his shop interviewing people.

It wasn't long before Arbuckle was jailed on multiple felony charges.

"I have no money," Arbuckle told us back in July. "I think it's a pretty straightforward thing to say that...I am broke."

Arbuckle entered the Pulaski County jail in July of last year. He left on April 28th after posting a $25,000.00 surety bond with Buddy York Bail Bonds.

His trial isn't until July, and his bond was set as a cash bond. But Arbuckle's lawyer...former judge Marion Humphrey argued to current judge Leon Johnson that Arbuckle's bond should be reduced.

Against the wishes of prosecutors, it was (cash bond requires 100%, surety bond requires 10%)...and Arbuckle bonded out.

On May 19th, police say Arbuckle used a handgun and robbed a bank on Rodney Parham Road.

He was wearing his court-ordered ankle monitor at the time.

Police caught Arbuckle a short time later at a detail shop trying to get his car...the one with his name all over it...repainted.

Arbuckle reportedly had over $30,000.00 in cash on him at the time of his arrest.

Arbuckle's bond is now set at $100,000.00.

It is doubtful he will get another reduction or get out before trial this time.

Air date: May 21st, 2014