Search for juvenile Friday results in drug arrest


Police searching for a juvenile who had a pick up-order issued for him Friday arrested a man who resembled the juvenile after discovering active warrants for his arrest.

Rasune Williams, 22, was riding a bicycle Friday in the area of 23rd Avenue and Ash Street when he ran a stop sign and was pulled over by police, Deputy Prosecutor Maxie Kizer said during a court hearing Monday for Williams.

Detective Mario Brown reported that Williams had no identification and gave police his name and date of birth, and when officers checked Williams through the police computer system, they learned that there was an active warrant for Williams’ arrest.

Kizer said after Williams was arrested, police searched him and found three cigarette boxes containing 18 clear plastic bags containing a green vegetable substance that field tested positive for marijuana.

Brown reported the total weight of the marijuana was more than 15 grams, and Williams reportedly said that the marijuana was his. Williams also had $115 cash in his pocket when he was arrested.

Pine Bluff District Judge John Kearney set a $25,000 bond for Williams after ruling prosecutors had probable cause to charge him with possession of a controlled substance with purpose to deliver.

Kearney appointed the Public Defender’s Office to represent Williams and told him to come back to court Dec. 31.