Bond set for man accused of auto theft


A man was arrested after Pine Bluff police investigated a domestic dispute that occurred June 5.

Ashton West, 24, was arrested on allegations of residential burglary and auto theft. He allegedly forced his way into a home and fought with a resident, Pine Bluff Police Officer Richard Wegner said. West allegedly fled from the house and took a cell phone and car belonging to an alleged victim.

A resident of the home was slightly injured in the incident.

Pine Bluff District Judge Kim Bridgforth ruled Thursday that prosecutors have probable cause to charge West and set a bond of $10,000. Bridgforth granted a request from Deputy Prosecutor Nicole Pugh that West have no contact with the alleged victim.

West said he had hired attorney Garfield Bloodman to represent him.