A $25,000 bond was set Friday for a Pine Bluff woman who allegedly broke into a house on the west side of town Thursday afternoon, then went back later and set fire to a car.
Cyentria Myles, 37, told police she did not break into the house and said the entire thing was a “lovers quarrel,” according to an affidavit from Detective William Freeman.
During a court hearing Friday, Deputy Prosecutor Maxie Kizer said police were called to a house in the 4100 block of West Short 4th Avenue and were told that Myles, who was allegedly the former girlfriend of a female occupant of the house, had broken in Thursday afternoon.
Freeman reported that Myles allegedly took a desktop computer, DVD player and other items, then came back later and used gasoline to set fire to the car that was in the carport.
Kizer said during the court hearing that the probable cause affidavit did not indicate who the car belonged to.
Freeman reported that a neighbor who allegedly witnessed the incident saw Myles trying to get items out of the car, and a second witness allgedly saw Myles pour gasoline on the car before the fire.
When Myles was questioned, she said she did not set fire to the car or break into the house, saying she was “let in” by the son of her former girlfriend.
Jefferson County District Judge Kim Bridgforth set a $25,000 bond for Myles, who Kizer said had no prior convictions, after ruling prosecutors had probable cause to charge her with residential burglary and theft of property. Kizer did not ask for a probable cause finding for arson, pending further investigation.
Bridgforth also ordered Myles to have no contact with the alleged victims and told her to come back to court April 19.
The Public Defender’s Office was appointed to represent Myles.