BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. – A man arrested in connection with the theft of computers and photos from the upcoming "Indiana Jones" movie has been charged with receiving stolen property.
Roderick Eric Davis, 37, of Cerritos pleaded not guilty during his arraignment in Beverly Hills Superior Court on Thursday and was ordered held on $100,000 bail, a court clerk said.
Davis, who had prior convictions for burglary, grand theft and receiving stolen property, faces at least four years in prison if convicted in the latest case, prosecutors said.
A call to a public defender who represented Davis in court wasn't immediately returned.
Davis was arrested Tuesday by Los Angeles County Sheriff's investigators probing the theft of materials taken from a film production office on the Universal Studios lot last week.
The stolen items were "motion picture production budget and proofs" related to the fourth installment of the popular adventure series, prosecutors said.
"Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull," directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Harrison Ford, Cate Blanchett and Shia LaBeouf, is set for release next year.
When detectives learned that some of the photos were being offered for sale to several entertainment gossip Web sites, they posed as potential buyers and set up a meeting at a hotel.
When Davis arrived, the undercover detectives began negotiating for the photos before arresting him on suspicion of receiving stolen property, Sheriff's spokesman Steve Whitmore said.
The investigation was ongoing and authorities were searching for more suspects, he said.