Bond set in alleged house burglary


A $10,000 bond was set Friday for a Pine Bluff man who allegedly was involved in breaking into a house on the west side of the city Thursday.

Pine Bluff District Judge John Kearney set the bond after ruling prosecutors had probable cause to charge Jarrell Adkins, 21, with residential burglary and theft of property.

According to an affidavit from Detective Michael Roberts, the alleged victim told police he left his home in the 4300 block of West 9th Avenue and a short time later, received a call from a neighbor who reported that his house was being broken into by three men who were seen taking televisions from the residence.

Deputy Prosecutor Rik Ramsey said Officer Kevin Patterson obtained information that the televisions had been taken to a house in the 6200 block of West 5th Avenue and, after receiving a consent to search from the owner, located two televisions in the kitchen.

Adkins was arrested and, according to the affidavit, he said he only drove the vehicle while two other people went into the house and took the televisions.

Roberts said the other two suspects are still at large.

Adkins said he would hire his own attorney and was told to come back to court Jan. 24.