Most wanted felon, brother arrested after chase Wednesday


One of Jefferson County’s Most Wanted felony suspects was arrested Wednesday afternoon but not before he led law enforcement officers on a chase in the downtown area.

Montea Eve, 27, was taken into custody after sheriff’s deputies and Pine Bluff police officers found him hiding under a house near 12th Avenue and Pine Street.

Sheriff’s Department Major Lafayette Woods Jr. said Deputy Courtney Kelly was in the area of 12th Avenue and Main Street when he saw Eve and his brother, Keon Eve.

When Kelly stopped his car and got out, “the chase was on,” Woods said.

Montea Eve was being sought on warrants charging him with possession of a controlled substance with purpose to deliver, residential burglary, theft of property, aggravated robbery and second-degree battery.

Woods said he will also be charged with fleeing.

Keon Eve, 32, also ran from deputies and was arrested after he ran into a house at 12th Avenue and Martin Street and tried to hide in a bedroom. He will be charged with fleeing, resisting arrest and refusal to submit, all misdemeanors.

Both men were taken to the adult detention center where they will be held pending an expected court appearance Thursday.