A reported burglary in progress Friday night led to the arrest of two men who witnesses said kicked open the door of a house.
Sycanus Davis, 20, and Shun Lancaster, 33, were found in the yard of a house in the 2100 block of State Street after police responded to the burglary call at 11 p.m.
According to a probable-cause affidavit from Detective Larry Gailey of the Pine Bluff Police Department, the owner of the house told police he saw two men approaching his door with guns and he and several other people in the house hid in a closet and called police.
Deputy Prosecutor Maxie Kizer said during the court hearing Monday that officers found a television set in the living room and the owner of the house said the television had been in the bedroom.
According to the affidavit, witnesses said Davis had a handgun in his possession during the incident.
At Kizer’s request, Pine Bluff District Judge John Kearney set a $50,000 cash-only bond for Davis and Lancaster after ruling that prosecutors had probable cause to charge them with aggravated residential burglary.
Kearney also ordered Davis and Lancaster to have no contact with the alleged victims until the case is settled.
The Public Defender’s Office was appointed to represent Davis and Lancaster.
Although Kearney set a bond, Lancaster will not be able to post it because he is on parole and listed as an absconder. He will be held with no bond pending a hearing to determine if he should be sent back to prison to complete his sentence.