Report of shots leads to arrest

A report of shots fired Sunday night near the 4200 block of Hepburn Street led to the arrest of a man that police found later in a car on the north side of Pine Bluff.

Johnnie Allmond, 44, was allegedly intoxicated when officers found him sitting in a car in the 2300 block of King Street after a witness gave officers the license plate number of the vehicle that left the scene on Hepburn Street.

Officers also recovered a weapon that was in plain sight inside the vehicle.

Detective Larry Gailey reported that witnesses said Allmond came to the Hepburn Street area in a vehicle, then got out, fired four shots in the air from a shotgun and left.

According to the probable cause affidavit, Allmond came back a short time later and fired another shot, then left and a witness was able to get the license plate number for the car, as well as give police a description.

Gailey reported that when the car was located on King Street, Allmond was slumped down in the driver’s seat and the doors to the vehicle were locked. Officers knocked on the window to awaken Allmond, who opened the door and was taken into custody.

The shotgun was allegedly in the front passenger seat.

Records at the prosecutor’s office indicated that Allmond is currently on probation.

Pine Bluff District Judge John Kearney set a $50,000 bond for Allmond 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 Allmond and told him to come back to court March 11.