Judge says no probable cause for burglary charge


A 50-year-old Pine Bluff man who was arrested Friday for an alleged residential burglary was released Monday when Jefferson County District Judge Kim Bridgforth ruled there was no probable cause to charge him.

Reginald Danie was arrested after police were sent to the 110 block of North Olive Street in response to a reported burglary at an apartment.

Deputy Prosecutor Nicole Pugh said the alleged victim told police she had left her apartment for about 15 minutes and when she returned, found a window raised and a television missing.

According to a probable cause affidavit from Detective Roger Gray, police and the alleged victim found the television wrapped in a towel beside a neighboring apartment.

Pugh said the alleged victim found a key on the floor of her apartment where the television had been, and the manager of the apartment complex confirmed that the key was from one of the apartments. The manager later used the key to open Danie’s apartment.

The alleged victim told police that she saw Danie outside when she left and he was outside when she returned.

Gray said in the affidavit that Danie’s apartment was 15 to 20 feet from the alleged victim’s apartment and when he was interviewed, Danie said he had not been in the alleged victim’s apartment without being invited, and there was no reason for his key to be in her apartment.

Pugh said Danie was intoxicated at the time of the incident.