Domestic dispute leads to burglary arrest

A dispute between a man and woman over a child Thursday resulted in the man’s arrest on a burglary charge.

Malvin Martin, 24, allegedly broke a window at the house where the woman was living after beating on the window, Deputy Prosecutor Nicole Pugh said during a court hearing Friday for Martin.

Detective Jacqueline Stevenson said in a probable cause affidavit that Martin told police he had spoken to the woman earlier Thursday about picking up the child, but she later ignored calls and text messages from him.

Pugh said Martin went into the house and got into an altercation with the woman and a man who was there at the time before leaving.

He was arrested a short time later.

Pine Bluff District Judge John Kearney set a $10,000 bond for Martin — who Pugh said had no prior convictions or pending charges — after ruling that prosecutors had probable cause to charge him with residential burglary.

Kearney also ordered Martin to have no contact with the woman until the case is settled.

The public defender’s office was appointed to represent Martin.