Tips lead to arrest of assault suspect

A Pine Bluff man who was called “armed and dangerous” by police and who allegedly broke into a house on the east side of the city and threatened the occupants was arrested Wednesday morning.

Edward Jerome White, 34, was arrested after his picture and description appeared in The Commercial and on Little Rock television stations, Police Lt. David Price said in a news release.

Price said the detective division received a number of tips that led to White’s arrest.

White had allegedly forced his way into a home in the 1700 block of Colonial Drive on Sunday, June 8, and threatened to kill a woman and her brother.

He is currently being held at the adult detention center on probable cause of aggravated assault and is expected to appear in district court Thursday.