PB man arrested after police find gun


Because of multiple prior felony convictions, a Pine Bluff man arrested early Saturday morning will have to post a $25,000 cash-only bond to be released from the county detention center while prosecutors prepare felony charges against him.

Following a court hearing Tuesday, Jefferson County District Judge Kim Bridgforth set the bond after ruling prosecutors had probable cause to charge Kenneth Scarver, 40, with being a felon in possession of a firearm.

Scarver was arrested after police found him hiding in a closet in an apartment in the 2400 block of McConnell Circle after responding to a reported disturbance.

Detective Brad Vilches reported that a woman who had called police had a large abrasion to the left side of her head and was bleeding. She told officers she and Scarver, her boyfriend, had gotten into an altercation after the two had gone to a nightclub earlier.

The woman initially said that Scarver was not in the apartment but gave police permission to search the premises and Scarver was found in the closet with the door shut.

A .40-caliber handgun was found in the closet near where Scarver had been standing, Vilches said in a probable cause affidavit.

Records at the prosecutor’s office indicated that Scarver’s prior convictions date back to 1988.

Scarver was told to come back to court March 15.