Police detectives who were looking for a suspect in the shooting death of a man Tuesday night at an apartment complex arrested another man after they saw a bulge in his pants which turned out to be a gun.
Alvin Glover, 33, who is a convicted felon, was carrying a handgun that was defaced, Deputy Prosecutor Maxie Kizer said Friday during a court hearing for Glover.
Kizer said police were at 1320 S. Maple St., looking for Lester Phillips, 30, when they saw a group of men including Glover on the parking lot.
Phillips, 30, has been identified as the suspect in the death of Leroy Collins, 35, who was found on the parking lot of the complex with a gunshot wound and taken to Jefferson Regional Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.
Detective Jeremy Funderburg reported that officers saw a bulge in Glover’s pants and when they patted him down for officer safety, found the gun.
Kizer said in addition to prior felony convictions, Glover had numerous failures to appear in district courts dating back to the 1990s.
At Kizer’s request, Pine Bluff District Judge John Kearney set a $50,000 bond for Glover after ruling prosecutors had probable cause to charge him with being a felon in possession of a firearm and possession of a defaced firearm.
Kearney appointed the Public Defender’s Office to represent Glover, and told him to come back to court Aug. 10.
Officers were not able to locate Phillips on Thursday and anyone with information about him should call the Detective Division at 730-2090. All calls will be kept confidential and a reward is available for information that leads to an arrest. Tips can also be submitted through the PBPD website at www.pbpd.org. To text an anonymous tip to police, test PBPD plus the message to 274637.