Felony charges


Felony charges were filed during the past week against the following individuals by Prosecuting Attorney Kyle Hunter of the 11th Judicial District-West, which includes Jefferson and Lincoln counties. Listed is the name and address of the defendants, the charges filed against them, investigating agency and the bond amount set.

NOTE: Abbreviations for investigating agencies are as follows: Pine Bluff Police Department (PBPD), Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office (JCSO), White Hall Police Department (WHPD), University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Police Department (UAPB), Redfield Police Department (RPD), Altheimer Police Department (APD), Prosecuting Attorney’s Office (PA), Arkansas State Police (ASP), Tri-County Drug Task Force (TCDTF), Star City Police Department (SCPD), Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO), Arkansas Department of Workforce Services (ADWS), Arkansas Game & Fish Commission (G&F), Arkansas Highway Police (AHP), Gould Police Department (GPD).

Dec. 17 — Dec.21, 2012

Michael Merritt, 4510 Union, Apt. 12, Pine Bluff, aggravated robbery, criminal attempt capital murder, PBPD, $250,000 cash only;

Christopher Wayne Goodrum Sr., 105 W. 35th Ave., Pine Bluff, aggravated assault, PBPD, $25,000 cash only;

Walter Bernard Farver, 1306 Orange St., Pine Bluff, aggravated robbery, PBPD, $50,000 cash only;

Paul Washington, second-degree battery, PBPD, $25,000.