Blood trail results in burglary arrest


Pine Bluff police responding to a report that a man was bleeding on the parking lot of a service station Friday night followed a blood trail and arrested the man for attempted residential burglary.

Anthony Davis, 24, allegedly broke the window of an apartment several blocks away from 16th Avenue and Main Street where he was found, Deputy Prosecutor Nicole Pugh said during a court Monday hearing for Davis.

Detective Jacqueline Stevenson said in a probable cause affidavit that Davis’ vehicle was found at the apartments and when Davis was interviewed, he said that he had run out of gas and knocked on several doors but couldn’t get anyone to assist him. He allegedly said he got upset and broke the window but denied trying to enter the apartment.

Davis reportedly received several cuts to his arms.

Jefferson County District Judge Kim Bridgdforth set a $5,000 bond for Davis after ruling prosecutors had probable cause to charge him with attempted burglary. Davis said he would hire his own attorney.