Man arrested after allegedly eluding police

A Pine Bluff man was arrested Tuesday after allegedly failing to stop for police who were looking for another person.

Mark Anthony Creggett, 24, drove away from a police officer who pursued his car for several blocks, according to a probable cause affidavit by Detective Sgt. Danny Belvedresi.

Deputy Prosecutor Bryan Achorn said Creggett stopped briefly to allow a passenger to get out of the vehicle and then continued driving and a police officer stopped Creggett’s vehicle and took him into custody.

Police allegedly found a Smith & Wesson .40-caliber handgun in the car and Creggett said he was the owner, according to the affidavit. Police also found a cell phone belonging to the wanted person, whose name was not listed in the affidavit.

Creggett told police that he was not transporting the person police were seeking.

At a probable cause hearing on Thursday, Jefferson County District Judge Kim Bridgforth set a bond of $7,500 for Creggett after ruling prosecutors had probable cause to charge Creggett with hindering apprehension or prosecution, a felony.

Creggett was also charged with carrying a weapon, a misdemeanor. That charge will be handled in Pine Bluff District Court.