Reported armed disturbance leads to arrest


A Pine Bluff man was arrested Monday afternoon after police were called to a reported armed disturbance in the 1200 block of South Cypress Street.

Jerome Adkins, 37, allegedly threatened his mother and her husband with a knife, Deputy Prosecutor Maxie Kizer said during a court hearing Wednesday.

According to a probable-cause affidavit from Detective Marcia Oliver, Adkins also threatened to kill the two, and police reported finding a knife believed to be the one Adkins was using inside the house.

Kizer said the affidavit reported that Adkins’ mother told police he “had been off his meds and was acting strange.”

At Kizer’s request, Jefferson County District Judge Kim Bridgforth set a $10,000 bond for Adkins after ruling that prosecutors had probable cause to charge him with two counts of aggravated assault on a family or household member and two counts of terroristic threatening.

Adkins also was ordered to have no contact with the alleged victims until the case is settled.

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