Rivers gets $150K bond

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, August 4, 2004

Judge Nathaniel Walker assigned a $150,000 bond to Arthur Rivers. Rivers is currently being held for the murder of Bruce Gray in October 2003.

Rivers also faces eight other charges separate from the murder charge that have yet to go to trial, including unlawfully breaking and entering a motor vehicle and stealing $43,000 from a Japanese film crew earlier this year.

For each of the eight counts against him, Rivers made bond. The highest single bond brought against him before the murder charge was $10,500, on a harassment and burglary first degree charge. Rivers allegedly harassed and broke into the home of Crystal Lucy in March.

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Although juvenile records are sealed, officials have indicated that Rivers had a record as a juvenile.

Rivers turned 18 in October of 2002. He was arrested two months later for a charge of burglary in the first degree. According to his files he was arrested again on January 8, 2003 for domestic violence assault in the first degree. He allegedly shot his sister, Krystal Rivers.

On January 28, 2003, Rivers was charged with assault first degree for allegedly shooting Walter Jones. During that arrest, he was also charged with second degree burglary, for allegedly stealing nine guns from Janice Goodwin on December 4, 2002. In August 2003, Rivers was arrested for unlawful breaking and entering a vehicle.

In March 2004, Rivers was arrested in connection with the $43,000 theft. He was also charged with a second unlawful breaking and entering of a motor vehicle on the same day. On May 1, 2004, he was arrested on harassment and burglary charges.

Since the first charge in 2002, Rivers has issued almost $35,000 bond for all eight cases.

Local attorney William Faile has been retained to represent Rivers in each of the nine cases, as well as this most recent charge of murder.

Attempts to contact Faile were unsuccessful.