One arrested after alleged home invasion


One man was caught and a second escaped after an alleged home invasion Wednesday morning in central Pine Bluff.

Kennon Jackson, 19, allegedly jumped over a fence after he and another man fled from a vehicle that was being chased by police, Detective Mike Sweeney of the Pine Bluff Police Department said in a probable-cause affidavit.

During a court hearing for Jackson on Friday, Deputy Prosecutor Nicole Pugh said police were sent to the 1300 block of West 29th Avenue at 11;49 a.m. Wednesday. The alleged victim said two men had kicked the door of his house open. He described what the men were wearing and police spotted the men running in the area of West 27th Avenue and Ash Street. Officers chased the suspects on foot until the men jumped into a vehicle on West 25th Avenue.

Sweeney said in the affidavit that officers chased the vehicle, which accelerated through several stop signs and barely missing hitting other vehicles before turning onto a dead end at West 21st Avenue and Maple Street where the men jumped out and ran.

Pugh said Jackson was caught in the yard of a house on Cypress Street.

According to the affidavit, the license plate displayed on the vehicle had been reported stolen in Dumas, and the vehicle had been reported stolen in Little Rock.

Jefferson County District Judge Kim Bridgforth set a $10,000 bond for Jackson after ruling that prosecutors had probable cause to charge him with burglary, theft by receiving, and fleeing.

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