Two Pine Bluff men were arrested early Tuesday morning after police responded to a report that someone had broken into the coin changer at a car wash on West 28th Avenue.
Detective Steven Rucker said in a probable-cause affidavit that Deundrea Craig, 20, and Kelei Jones, 21, were found sitting on a bench a short distance from the Paradise Bays Car Wash just after 4:30 a.m.
Rucker said in the affidavit that Craig and Jones had loose change in their pockets, and police found two screwdrivers believed to have been used to break into the coin changer.
Deputy Prosecutor Maxie Kizer said during a court hearing Thursday that Jones is on probation and has been convicted in four different cases, including three separate burglaries and thefts as well as a breaking or entering and theft.
At Kizer’s request, Jefferson County District Judge Kim Bridgforth set a $10,000 cash-only bond for Jones after ruling prosecutors had probable cause to charge him with breaking or entering or misdemeanor theft of property.
A $5,000 secured bond was set for Craig, who Kizer said had no prior felony convictions or pending charges on the same allegations.