A Pine Bluff man wanted in connection with the shooting death of another man last week was arrested without incident Friday afternoon.
Police said Jonathan Jones, 21, was taken into custody at about 12:45 p.m. He was taken to the adult detention center, where he will be held without bond on probable cause of capital murder pending an expected court appearance Monday.
Jones is accused in the death of Bendrell Urquhart, 24, who was found shot after police responded to a report of gunshots at 4410 W. Hepburn St., on April 26.
Urquhart was pronounced dead at the scene by Chief Deputy Coroner David Westbrook.
There have been eight homicides in Jefferson County so far this year, five of those inside the Pine Bluff city limits.
In a related development, Urquhart’s brother Rashad Urquhart has been accused of shooting Jones the same night that Bendrell Urquhart was shot.
During a court hearing Friday, Deputy Prosecutor Maxie Kizer said Jones, who was identified as a suspect Monday, was shot by Rashad Urquhart on April 26 and received treatment at Jefferson Regional Medical Center.
Detective Sgt. Bill Wiegand said in a probable-cause affidavit that Rashad Urquart told police he threw the gun he used away and so far that weapon has not been recovered.
Earlier in the week, prosecutors agreed with Rashad Urquhart’s attorney that probable cause existed to charge him with hindering apprehension or prosecution by not telling police about Jones’ alleged involvement in the slaying.
That allegation was combined Friday with new allegations of first-degree battery for allegedly shooting Jones, and tampering with evidence for allegedly disposing of the gun.
Pine Bluff District Judge John Kearney set a total $25,000 bond for Rashad Urquart on the allegations, and told him to come back to court June 14.
Urquhart said he would hire his own attorney.