Two Pine Bluff men who are both on parole were arrested Monday after they allegedly tried to rob another man.
Demetrice Singleton, 33, and Leonard Guy, 44, were taken into custody after police were called at 9:36 a.m. to the Simmons Bank at 501 Main St., Deputy Prosecutor Nicole Pugh said in a court hearing Wednesday.
Detective Jeremy Oswalt said in a probable cause affidavit the alleged victim told police he had done drugs with Singleton and Guy the night before at a house on West 22nd Avenue near Central Park, and on Monday, he was told he could not leave until he gave Singleton and Guy $2,000.
Pugh said the alleged victim asked Singleton and Guy to take him to the bank to get the money and he told a bank employee he was being robbed.
Oswalt also said in the affidavit the alleged victim told police Singleton had a gun and if “he did not get the money he would be killed.”
When Singleton and Guy were questioned, they both denied trying to rob the alleged victim.
Pugh said Guy’s criminal history dated back to 1993, while Singleton’s criminal history dated back to 1999, and according to the intake log at the adult detention center, both men were listed as parole absconders.
Because of the criminal history and the fact that both men were on parole, Jefferson County District Judge Kim Bridgforth agreed to Pugh’s request and set bond for Singleton and Guy at $25,000 cash-only each.
In addition, Bridgforth ordered both men to have no contact with the alleged victim until the case is settled.
The Public Defender’s Office was appointed to represent Guy, and Singleton said he would hire his own attorney.