Accused burglar linked to second incident

A Pine Bluff man who was formally charged with a December house burglary will face additional charges after he was identified as a suspect in another burglary.

Dustin Denton, 21, was accused of being involved in a burglary Dec. 9 at a house in the 4300 block of West Ninth Avenue, Deputy Prosecutor Maxie Kizer said during a court hearing for Denton Tuesday.

A probable cause affidavit from Detective Michael Roberts said a witness reported seeing three men enter the house, and leave carrying two flat-screen televisions.

Officers learned that the televisions had been taken to another house where they were able to locate them, Roberts said in the affidavit, adding that the house where the televisions were found belonged to a relative of Denton.

Kizer said Denton was charged with another burglary that occurred in a similar manner to the burglary on West Ninth Avenue. Bond for that burglary was set at $25,000.

At Kizer’s request, Pine Bluff District Judge John Kearney set a $50,000 bond for Denton on the new allegations and appointed the Public Defender’s Office to represent him.