An investigation into a series of house burglaries in Pine Bluff and Jefferson County resulted in the arrest of a man who allegedly admitted being involved in 19 separate burglaries over a 45-day period.
Testifying during a court hearing for David Stacker on Thursday, Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office Investigator Sgt. Mickey Buffkin said Stacker was identified from a video that was recorded during a burglary on Brinkley Road in February. A possible license plate number also was obtained from the video.
Major Lafayette Woods Jr., said Thursday afternoon that deputies plotted the location of the burglaries, which were primarily on the south side of the county. Sheriff Gerald Robinson ordered increased patrols in that area, which resulted in the arrest of Stacker who was driving the suspect vehicle at the time.
Three of the reported burglaries were in Pine Bluff while the other 16 were outside the city limits, Woods said.
In court, Buffkin said the estimated value of the property taken was approximately $31,000.
Woods said the investigation also determined that a second suspect, Darius Burnett, 19, was involved in the burglaries. Burnett was already in custody on non-related charges and has been sentenced to prison,’
Investigators interviewed Burnett, who waived his right to an attorney and agreed to talk, but terminated the interview before implicating himself in the burglaries. He is expected to be charged with numerous counts of burglary next week.
On Thursday, Pine Bluff District Judge John Kearney set a $100,000 bond for Stacker after ruling that prosecutors had probable cause to charge him with 19 counts of residential burglary.
The Public Defender’s Office was appointed to represent Stacker.