Police arrest man accused of damaging vehicle

A Pine Bluff man was arrested Thursday after an investigation into an incident in late April that resulted in more than $3,000 damage to a vehicle.

Gregory Wilson, 47, allegedly used a tire jack to break all the windows in the vehicle except the windshield, knock the rear view mirror off and cause dents and frame damage, Detective Temmiothy Johnson of the Pine Bluff Police Department said in a probable-cause affidavit that was presented in court Friday.

Deputy Prosecutor Nicole Pugh said the incident occurred at about 5:20 p.m. April 26 at 1422 S. Cherry St.

According to the affidavit, the alleged victim told police he and Wilson got involved in an argument over how much he would have to pay Wilson to do repairs on his vehicle.

Pugh said Wilson had prior convictions dating back to 1988, including aggravated robbery, burglary and criminal mischief.

Jefferson County District Judge Kim Bridgforth set a $10,000 bond for Wilson after ruling that prosecutors had probable cause to charge him with first-degree criminal mischief.

Wilson, who said he would hire his own attorney, also was ordered to have no contact with the alleged victim until the case is settled.