Report of stolen vehicle leads to arrest

Jefferson County sheriff’s deputies on Wednesday arrested a man who allegedly was driving a vehicle that was reported stolen during a burglary earlier that day on the east side of Pine Bluff.

Lucas Miller, 32, said he had gotten the vehicle from a friend, Sheriff’s Investigator Kaleisha Wise said in a probable-cause affidavit that was presented Friday morning in Pine Bluff District Court .

Deputy Prosecutor Maxie Kizer said the vehicle, a 2003 Chrysler van, was valued at $3,500.

According to the affidavit, the burglary was reported at 4:20 a.m. in the 900 block of East Fifth Avenue, and later the same day, Deputy Vince Edwards saw the vehicle at West Seventh Avenue and Blake Street, and made a traffic stop.

Kizer said Miller had no pending charges, but had been convicted of breaking or entering and theft of property in the past.

Pine Bluff District Judge John Kearney set a $25,000 bond for Miller after ruling that prosecutors had probable cause to charge him with theft by receiving.

The Public Defender’s Office was appointed to represent Miller.