Police arrest one man in burglary investigation


A reported burglary Saturday at a house in the 1700 block of West 27th Avenue led to the arrest of one man after items allegedly taken in the burglary were found in a shed on his property.

Terry Reams Jr., 20, allegedly told police he did not participate in the burglary, but allowed friends to put the stolen items in his shed, Deputy Prosecutor Nicole Pugh said during a court hearing Monday for Reams.

Detective Cassandra Briggs-McAfee said in a probable cause affidavit the owner of the home where the burglary occurred told police he had left the house at about 6:15 p.m. to go to the store and returned at about 6:51 p.m. to find it broken into. Police reported that one window had been broken and a window air conditioner had been pulled out of the window and the unit was sitting on the ground running.

Pugh said police followed what appeared to be footprints from the back of the house to a shed at a neighboring house and could see a flat screen-television, caps and other items that the alleged victim had reported stolen in plain sight inside the shed.

Pine Bluff District Judge John Kearney set a $10,000 bond for Reams after ruling prosecutors had probable cause to charge him with theft by receiving.

Reams, who Pugh said had no prior convictions or pending charges, said he would hire his own attorney.