Parolee arrested on drug charges


A $25,000 cash-only bond was set Tuesday for a Pine Bluff man after sheriff’s deputies allegedly found marijuana and cocaine in his vehicle.

Jefferson County District Judge Kim Bridgforth set the bond for Corey Deshazier, 32, who is on parole and also is listed as an absconder by the department of corrections.

Deshazier was arrested after Deputy Courtney Kelly stopped the car that Deshazier was driving for a seat-belt violation at West 20th Avenue and Arlington Street at 9 a.m. Monday.

Tri-County Drug Task Force Investigator Danny Fletcher reported that Deshazier drove for two blocks after Kelly activated his blue lights, and that after additional officers arrived to assist, Deshazier resisted, resulting in Kelly using a Tazer to subdue him.

Fletcher reported that investigators found a plastic bag containing 18.1 grams of marijuana in the center console of the car, along with a set of digital scales.

A plastic bag of cocaine was found in the passenger floorboard of the car, Fletcher said in the affidavit.

Deshazier said he would hire his own attorney and was told to come back to court March 12.

Even though Bridgforth set a bond on the drug allegations, Deshazier will not be able to post that bond because of the absconder warrant from the state.