Burglary suspect arrested Tuesday


A Pine Bluff man described by a prosecutor as a “career criminal” was arrested Tuesday night after he allegedly broke into an apartment in the 4300 block of West 18th Avenue.

Quincy Parks, 33, had been banned from the property by the Pine Bluff Housing Authority and the apartment belongs to a former girlfriend, Deputy Prosecutor Maxie Kizer said during a court hearing for Parks on Thursday.

Detective Larry Gailey said in a probable-cause affidavit that police were sent to the apartment at 7:30 p.m., and when they arrived, they heard two people screaming at each other.

Kizer said Parks came out of the apartment and refused orders to stop, running into a nearby wooded area where he was captured.

The alleged victim told police Parks had kicked in the back door and physically attacked her, and officers reported seeing injuries to the woman.

Kizer said Parks is on parole, and is listed as an absconder by the Arkansas Department of Correction.

Pine Bluff District Judge John Kearney set a $25,000 bond for Parks after ruling that prosecutors had probable cause to charge him with residential burglary.

The Public Defender’s Office was appointed to represent Parks.