A Pine Bluff man was arrested Wednesday afternoon after he allegedly broke into his mother’s house in the 1200 block of West 35th Avenue.
Timothy Duncan, 31, allegedly removed a window air conditioning unit to enter the house and was still inside when police got there, Deputy Prosecutor Cymber Gieringer said during a court hearing Thursday for Duncan.
The alleged victim told police Duncan did not live at the residence and did not have permission to be inside, Detective Jeremy Oswalt said in a probable cause affidavit.
A set of keys and two cell phones belonging to the alleged victim were found on Duncan when he was arrested, Oswalt said in the affidavit.
Gieringer said when Duncan was arrested, he became combative and officers had to use pepper spray to subdue him.
Jefferson County District Judge Kim Bridgforth set a $10,000 bond for Duncan, who Gieringer said had no prior convictions or pending charges, after ruling prosecutors had probable cause to charge him with residential burglary.
Duncan was also ordered to have no contact with the alleged victim until the case is settled.
The Public Defender’s Office was appointed to represent Duncan.