Bond set for alleged burglar who ran through school


A $25,000 cash only bond was set Friday for a man who allegedly broke into a house on South Main Street and ran through Jack Robey Junior High School while trying to elude police.

Pine Bluff District Judge John Kearney set the bond after ruling prosecutors had probable cause to charge David Tiger, 38, with residential burglary.

Deputy Prosecutor Maxie Kizer said Tiger is on parole and has residential burglary charges pending in circuit court.

Detective Brad Vilches reported that Tiger allegedly broke into a house at 3919 S. Main St. and jumped through a window when the homeowner yelled at him.

Tiger reportedly ran through the junior high school and tried to hide in a bathroom but was chased out of the building by school security officers.

He was caught hiding in bushes near Greenbrier Drive after Jefferson County Sheriff’s Deputy Courtney Kelly sent his canine partner into the wooded area where Tiger was last seen.

Kearney appointed the Public Defender’s Office to represent Tiger and told him to come back to court Oct. 26.