Report of suspicious activity leads to arrest


A report that a man was acting suspiciously at a service station on East Harding Avenue on Monday, hiding behind dumpsters and running between cars, led to the man’s arrest on felony charges.

Jared Hesselbein, 33, allegedly told police he was “going to enjoy himself before he went back to prison,” Detective Jerry Lambert said in a probable-cause affidavit presented in court Wednesday.

Hesselbein allegedly admitted that he had taken his father’s credit card without permission and used the card to pay for motel rooms, alcoholic beverages, pizza and other items.

Deputy Prosecutor Maxie Kizer said Hesselbein was intoxicated when he was arrested, was on parole, and had numerous failure to appear in court charges.

Pine Bluff District Judge John Kearney set a $25,000 bond for Hesselbein on Wednesday after ruling that prosecutors had probable cause to charge him with fraudulent use of a credit card.

Hesselbein also has been charged with being a parole absconder and will be held without bond pending a hearing to determine if he should be sent back to prison to complete the remainder of his sentence.

Hesselbein said he would hire his own attorney.