Police arrest man after investigation into disturbance


A reported disturbance at a house on the west side of Pine Bluff last week led to the arrest of a man who was identified as the suspect.

Brandon Lasley, 18, was arrested Friday, two days after the reported disturbance in the 3300 block of Fair Oaks.

During a court hearing Monday, Deputy Prosecutor Maxie Kizer said a male was sitting in front of the house in his vehicle at 6:30 p.m. when Lasley drove by allegedly made several threats.

Detective Larry Gailey said in a probable-cause affidavit that Lasley allegedly pulled out a gun and threatened to use it, and also made threats and sexually explicit remarks to a woman who was in the house.

Kizer said the woman had obtained an order of protection against Lasley, who also allegedly got out of his vehicle and beat on the door of the house.

Gailey said in the affidavit that when Lasley was interviewed, he admitted knowing about the order of protection against him. Gailsey said Lasley denied having a gun or making threats.

Kizer said Lasley had no prior felony convictions or pending charges, but had been charged with a “couple of failures to appear.”

Jefferson County District Judge Kim Bridgforth set a $50,000 bond for Lasley after ruling that prosecutors had probable cause to charge him with aggravated assault.

Bridgforth also ordered Lasley to have no contact with the alleged victims, and told him to come back to court May 20.