Suspect with stolen truck arrested


A truck that had been reportedly stolen on Port Road Thursday resulted in the arrest of a Pine Bluff man who allegedly tried to sell the truck to a salvage yard.

Reginald Huggins, 47, who is currently on probation, was identified as the person who brought the truck to the salvage yard, sheriff’s Investigator John Bean said in a probable cause affidavit.

Bean reported that he 1995 Chevrolet S-10 pickup was reported stolen Thursday morning and on Thursday afternoon, Investigator Sgt. Mickey Buffkin received information that a man, later identified as Huggins, was at a salvage yard trying to sell it.

After deputies arrived at the salvage yard, a dispatcher at MECA confirmed that the truck had been reported stolen.

Huggins was placed on probation in 2011 on charges of second-degree battery and criminal attempt theft of property.

Jefferson County District Judge Kim Bridgforth set a $50,000 bond for Huggins after ruling Friday that prosecutors had probable cause to charge him with theft by receiving.

Huggins was told to come back to court Jan. 11.