Police recover reported stolen car, arrest driver


A report of a suspicious vehicle Friday night in central Pine Bluff led police to recover a car that had been reported stolen and arrest a man they found behind the wheel.

Jamar McNealy, 19, who is currently on probation, was too intoxicated to be interviewed, Deputy Prosecutor Maxie Kizer said during a court hearing Monday for McNealy.

Detective Michael Roberts reported that police were sent to the area of 12th Avenue and Poplar Street and became suspicious when they saw a vent window broken and a screwdriver on the front seat of the vehicle.

Kizer said officers ran the license plate number and learned that the car had been reported stolen earlier in the day from an apartment complex in Little Rock.

In addition to being on probation, Kizer said McNealy has charges of burglary and theft of property pending in circuit court.

Jefferson County District Judge Kim Bridgforth set a $25,000 cash only bond for McNealy after ruling prosecutors had probable cause to charge him with theft by receiving.

McNealy said he would hire his own attorney and was told to come back to court May 14.