Three arrested in alleged burglary

A report of a possible burglary in progress Saturday afternoon at a business on West Pullen Street resulted in the arrest of three people, including a juvenile, who police said were seen running from the business.

According to a probable c-use affidavit from Pine Bluff Police Department Detective Jerry Lambert, the owner of Lancam Towing at 301 W. Pullen St. saw Demetrius Ruff, 19; Kevon Mallett, 20; and the juvenile jump a fence at the business. The owner chased the three and called 9-1-1.

The first officer to arrive on the scene saw the three suspects running and broadcast a description of their clothing, and they were caught in the area.

During a court hearing Monday, Deputy Prosecutor Maxie Kizer said the owner told police a green Chevrolet Suburban that had been towed the previous night had been moved and parked in front of the door. That vehicle had previously been parked in a row with other vehicles.

At Kizer’s request, Jefferson County District Judge Kim Bridgforth set a $10,000 bond for Ruff and Mallett after ruling hat prosecutors had probable cause to charge them with commercial burglary and attempted theft of property.

Both Ruff and Mallett said they would hire their own attorneys.

The case of the juvenile will be handled in juvenile court.