Parolee arrested in alleged burglary


A man who is on parole was arrested Sunday as a result of an investigation into a reported burglary last week.

James Lee Young, 28, was identified from a photo lineup by a witness who reported seeing him around the house at 16 Clement Drive on Aug. 9, Deputy Prosecutor Maxie Kizer said during a court hearing for Young Tuesday.

Pine Bluff Police Department Detective Steven Rucker said in a probable-cause affidavit that the owner of the house told police a big-screen television had been taken by someone who had kicked the back door in.

Kizer said Young lives in a mobile home nearby, and the owner of the house said she had seen Young watching her place.

Jefferson County District Judge Kim Bridgforth set a $10,000 cash-only bond for Young after ruling that prosecutors had probable cause to charge him with residential burglary.

Although Bridgforth set a bond for Young on that allegation, he will not be able to post it because he was also served with a warrant from the Arkansas Department of Correction charging him with being a parole absconder.

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