Cash-only bond set in alleged robbery


Because of a lengthy prior criminal record including three separate sentences in prison, a Pine Bluff man arrested early Tuesday morning will have to post a $100,000 cash-only bond to be released from the adult detention center.

After a court hearing Wednesday, Jefferson County District Judge Kim Bridgforth set the bond after ruling that prosecutors had probable cause to charge Percy Little Jr., 31, with aggravated robbery, residential burglary and with being a felon in possession of a firearm.

Deputy Prosecutor Maxie Kizer said Little allegedly broke into a house in the 1200 block of Virginia Street last Saturday, and robbed the occupant at gunpoint.

A probable cause affidavit from Detective William Freeman said the alleged victim, Marcus Hinton, told police he returned to his house and noticed that the lights were on and the front door had been kicked open.

Kizer said Hinton told police that when he entered the house, Little, whom he knew, pointed two guns at him and demanded money.

Hinton also told police he “smelled the odor of embalming fluid,” Freeman said in the affidavit.

The affidavit said Little took Hinton’s identification card, Social Security card and $60 cash before leaving the residence.

Little was arrested early Tuesday morning.

Kizer said Little is currently on parole stemming from convictions that date back to 1998, and has multiple failures to appear in district courts.

In addition to setting the bond, Judge Bridgforth ordered Little to have no contact with Hinton until the case is settled, and told him to come back to court Sept. 3.