Bond set in alleged burglary


A $150,000 bond was set Tuesday for a man accused of breaking into a house on Princeton Pike in July.

Pine Bluff District Judge John Kearney set the bond after ruling that prosecutors had probable cause to charge Jarius Wayman, 21, with residential burglary and theft of property.

Sheriff’s Sgt. Mickey Buffkin said in a probable-cause affidavit that the burglary was reported July 8 at 7200 Princeton Pike, and when deputies arrived they found the side entrance door had been kicked in.

Security video from the house was used to identify Wayman and another individual who were the subject of a search by deputies.

Buffkin said in the affidavit that Wayman was arrested Aug. 4 on a warrant, and when he was questioned, he allegedly admitted going into the house twice to take property that he then sold. Wayman also allegedly told deputies that he was asked to break into the residence by another person.

An investigation into the burglary is continuing.

In addition to the new allegations, Wayman has pending charges of aggravated robbery, theft of property and being a felon in possession of a firearm stemming from a previous incident.