Pine Bluff police officer arrested at police academy


A probationary Pine Bluff Police officer was arrested Thursday by Lonoke County authorities on felony allegations.

Pine Bluff Police Lt. JoAnn Bates said Cody Wayne Cummings, 24, was taken into custody at the Arkansas Law Enforcement Training Academy at East Camden on a bench warrant charging him with residential burglary, a Class B felony, theft of property, a Class D felony, and theft of property, a Class A misdemeanor.

Bates said Pine Bluff has placed Cummings on administrative leave with pay pending the outcome of an internal investigation.

Cummings was one of four officers hired under a federal hiring grant for military veterans.