PB man arrested after allegedly pointing gun


A Pine Bluff man was arrested Wednesday after he allegedly pointed a gun at another man and threatened to kill him.

Curtis Burks, 56, claimed that the victim had stolen a stereo from Burks’ vehicle, according to a probable cause affidavit from Detective Michael Roberts.

Roberts reported that the victim and his wife had gone to a residence in the 2000 block of Howard Drive at 3:20 p.m., and were sitting in their vehicle in the driveway when Burks approached them, allegedly pointed a gun at them, and made the threat.

The victim described the gun as possibly a “snub-nose .38 caliber” handgun.

When Burks was arrested, he denied having a gun or making the threat, Roberts said in the probable cause affidavit.

Roberts also reported that Burks was convicted of a previous felony in 1998.

Jefferson County District Judge Kim Bridgforth set a $50,000 bond for Burks after ruling prosecutors had probable cause to charge him with aggravated assault and with being a felon in possession of a firearm.

Bridgforth also ordered Burks to have no contact with the alleged victim, and told him to come back to court Feb. 14.

Burks said he would hire his own attorney.