Burglary in progress call leads to arrest

A reported burglary in progress Monday on the west side of Pine Bluff resulted in the arrest of a man who allegedly ran through a wooded area before he was taken into custody.

Bobby Richardson, 20, allegedly went into a house in the 200 block of South Larch Street, Deputy Prosecutor Bryan Achorn said during a court hearing Tuesday for Richardson.

Police were sent to the reported burglary and when they arrived in the area, saw a man later identified as Richardson being chased by another man, according to an affidavit from Detective Scott Norton.

The second man, who was a witness to the incident, said he saw a man climb in a window, then run out the front door.

Achorn said Richardson was caught when he came out of the wooded area and dropped a bag containing change while being chased.

Richardson is currently on probation on charges of residential burglary and theft by receiving from 2013 and first-degree terroristic threatening this year.

At Achorn’s request, Jefferson County District Judge Kim Bridgforth set a $25,000 cash-only bond for Richardson after ruling prosecutors had probable cause to charge him with residential burglary.