Bond set in Friday robbery


A $25,000 bond was set Monday for a Pine Bluff man who allegedly robbed a convenience store Friday morning.

Jefferson County District Judge Kim Bridgforth set the bond after ruling prosecutors had probable cause to charge Derek Kisman, 42, with aggravated robbery and theft of property.

Deputy Prosecutor Maxie Kizer said Kisman walked into the Shell station at 3701 Camden Road at 6:08 a.m. and allegedly told the clerk to open the safe and give him the money or he would shoot her.

Detective Steven Rucker reported that Kisman allegedly put his hand in his pocket as if he was holding a weapon during the incident.

After taking an undisclosed amount of cash, Kisman left the business and was arrested a few blocks away, Kizer said.

Rucker reported that Kisman waived his right to an attorney and said he had a bad drug habit and “had gotten high the night before.”

He also reportedly admitted going into the store and saying he was going to shoot the clerk, Rucker said in his report.

Bridgforth appointed the Public Defender’s Office to represent Kisman and told him to come back to court Nov. 5.