Reported armed disturbance results in man’s arrest


A reported armed disturbance at a house on the east side of Pine Bluff on Dec. 28 resulted in the arrest of a man who reportedly had a gun in his pocket and is currently on probation in circuit court.

Larone Jackson, 36, reportedly admitted that he was a convicted felon and should not have had the gun, Detective Bill Wiegand said in a probable cause affidavit.

Wiegand reported that officers were sent to the reported armed disturbance in the 1100 block of East Second Avenue after a caller reported seeing “someone escort another person outside at gunpoint.”

Jackson reportedly walked outside after officers arrived and was ordered to the ground, and a .45-caliber handgun was found in Jackson’s right front pocket.

Wiegand reported that no victim was located and the owner of the house refused to allow anyone to enter the residence.

Records at the Prosecutor’s Office indicated that Jackson was placed on probation on charges of possession of a controlled substance and being a felon in possession of a firearm stemming from an arrest in 2010.

Pine Bluff District Judge John Kearney set a $25,000 bond for Jackson 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 Jackson, and told him to come back to court Feb. 13.