Arrest made in alleged armed disturbance

A reported armed disturbance Saturday afternoon in central Pine Bluff resulted in the arrest of a man who allegedly threatened three people with a knife.

Vladimir Smith, 18, allegedly confronted the victims after one of them saw Smith standing in the back yard of a house in the 1800 block of Oak Street at approximately 3:50 p.m., Detective James Huff said in a probable-cause affidavit presented in court Monday.

Deputy Prosecutor Maxie Kizer said Smith allegedly told the victims “if the knife didn’t do the job, I’ve got guns in the house to do the job.”

Huff said in the affidavit that Smith cursed at the alleged victims and threatened to stab them,

Jefferson County District Judge Kim Bridgforth set a $10,000 bond for Smith, who Kizer said had no prior convictions or pending charges, after ruling that prosecutors had probable cause to charge him with aggravated assault and terroristic threatening.

Bridgforth also ordered Smith to have no contact with the alleged victims until the case is settled.

The Public Defender’s Office was appointed to represent Smith.