Cash-only bond in alleged robbery

A $50,000 cash-only bond was set Monday for a Pine Bluff man who allegedly robbed another man Saturday using a knife.

Jefferson County District Judge Kim Bridgforth set the bond after ruling prosecutors had probable cause to charge Nathaniel Jackson, 18, with aggravated robbery and theft of property.

Deputy Prosecutor Jill Reed asked for the cash-only bond, telling Bridgforth that Jackson is currently out on bond on charges of residential burglary and theft of property and is set for trial on those charges on April 6. Reed said prosecutors will file a motion to revoke the bond on those charges.

According to an affidavit from Detective Mike Sweeney, police were called to an apartment in the 1100 block of East 36th Avenue, where the alleged victim said Jackson had taken an iPhone when the alleged victim went to the bathroom.

Reed said the alleged victim told police he told Jackson to give the phone back and Jackson allegedly pulled out a knife and “told the victim to move or get hurt.”

Sweeney said in the affidavit that when Jackson was located a short distance away, he had the iPhone and a knife that matched the description given by the victim.

In addition to setting the bond, Jackson was told to have no contact with the alleged victim until the case is settled.

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