A reported burglary at a house in central Pine Bluff on Thursday afternoon led to the arrest of a man and woman who allegedly admitted taking items and trying to sell them.
Tangela Watts, 30, and Moses Watts, 41, allegedly kicked in the back door of a house in the 1800 block of West 26th Avenue at about 1:15 p.m., Detective Jerry Lambert said in a probable cause affidavit.
A witness reported seeing the two beating on the doors and windows of the house earlier, the affidavit said.
A flat-screen television and a DVD player were reported missing.
Lambert said in the affidavit that police were called to a disturbance at a house on South Fir Street later that day, and were told that Moses Watts had allegedly sold the television to residents at that house.
When they were interviewed, both Tangela Watts and Moses Watts allegedly admitted breaking into the house and taking the television and DVD player.
Documents at the prosecutor’s office indicated that Tangela Watts also had an active misdemeanor warrant from Pine Bluff District Court, while Moses Watts had active misdemeanor warrants from Pine Bluff, White Hall and Lake Village.
Circuit Judge Berlin C. Jones set a $25,000 bond for Moses Watts and a $5,000 bond for Tangela Watts after ruling that prosecutors had probable cause to charge both of them with residential burglary and theft of property.
Both Moses Watts and Tangela Watts said they would hire their own attorneys.