Report of shots fired leads to arrest

A report of shots being fired in a residential area on the west side of Pine Bluff Thursday night resulted in the arrest of a man who witnesses said had fired the shots.

Tyrone Lightfoot, 35, reportedly handed a gun to his father and ran into a house when police arrived, Deputy Prosecutor Maxie Kizer said during a court hearing Friday for Lightfoot.

Detective James Williams reported that police were sent to the 500 block of Gross Street at 10:30 p.m. to investigate the report that shots had been fired and witnesses reported seeing Lightfoot firing the shots.

Police reported that Lightfoot was intoxicated at the time of the incident and was not questioned.

Kizer said Lightfoot is a convicted felon and according to records from the prosecutor’s office, those convictions were for aggravated assault in 1995 and robbery and misdemeanor theft of property in 2002.

In addition, he has charges of residential burglary and theft of property stemming from an incident in 2007 pending.

Pine Bluff District Judge John Kearney set a $25,000 bond for Lightfoot after ruling prosecutors had probable cause to charge him with being a felon in possession of a firearm.

Kearney appointed the Public Defender’s Office to represent Lightfoot and told him to come back to court Oct. 26.