A Pine Bluff man who was already in jail after being arrested earlier this week in connection with a house burglary was linked to a second burglary as a result of a police investigation.
David Reams, 20, was identified as the suspect in a burglary at a house in the 3000 block of South Ohio Street on Sept. 6, Deputy Prosecutor Cymber Gieringer said during a court hearing for Reams Friday.
Detective Jeremy Oswalt said in a probable cause affidavit that the owner of the house told police she had left at about 7:30 a.m., and when she returned at approximately 5;20 p.m., she found the door to the laundry room open.
Gieringer said the homeowner reported that several flat-screen televisions and a game system were missing, then called officers back later to add additional items, including a laptop computer. The estimated value of the missing items was listed at $4,439.
Oswalt said in the affidavit that the day after the burglary, the victim received information from the son of a friend who said he had found the key to the victim’s house and have given it to Reams, who was located on Monday and allegedly admitted entering the house, taking the items and selling them on the street.
Gieringer said that in addition to the new allegation against Reams, he was placed on probation in April after pleading guilty to residential burglary and theft of property.
At her request, Circuit Judge Berlin Jones, who was sitting in for Jefferson County District Judge Kim Bridgforth set a $25,000 cash-only bond for Reams after ruling that prosecutors had probable cause to charge him with residential burglary and theft of property.
The Public Defender’s Office was appointed to represent Reams.