"Hill-jumping" teen released without bond
The teen who was arrested in connection with a "hill-jumping" accident earlier this month appeared in District Court on Monday before Judge Mike Robinson for a bond hearing. Robinson did not give Sadler a bond saying that it was "because of his age."
Charles K. Sadler of Bryant had his bond revoked on Aug. 20 and he was arrested on Aug. 21 after he received two traffic citations on Aug. 14.
Sadler was pulled over by Arkansas Highway Police for allegedly traveling 94 mph in a 70 mph zone on Interstate 30. Sadler was cited for speeding and reckless driving according to the officer.
Sadler was previously released on a $10,000 sheriff's bond after he was charged with manslaughter in the "hill-jumping accident" that occurred on Aug. 4. It was on this date that Sadler was involved in an accident on Midland Road which caused the death of Tylor Wright, 18, of Benton.
During the accident, Sadler allegedly lost control of the vehicle and hit a tree. Police stated that they believe Sadler was jumping a hill at the time of the incident. Wright died at the scene, according to authorities.
Sadler will be released from custody with the provisions that he may not operate a motor vehicle, he will be under house arrest and he will have to wear an ankle monitor. Robinson said, "I have got to protect the public. Driving 94 mph in a vehicle is willful. That is a 3,000 pound bullet you're driving."
Sadler's mother, Cathy Sadler said, "(He) is a good kid. He has the whole rest of his life."