Three Pine Bluff men, including one currently on parole, were arrested Thursday after police vice and narcotics officers served a drug-related search warrant at house in the 2100 block of West 29th Avenue.
Cedric Furlow, 25, Alex Thomas, 21, and Jerriel Clark, 28, were all inside the house when police forced entry, Detective Richard McCorvy said in a probable cause affidavit presented in court Friday.
Deputy Prosecutor Maxie Kizer said one of the men, later identified as Clark, ran from the house and had to be chased down a short distance away, while a second man, later identified as Furlow, was seen running through the house with a shiny object, and after he was found hiding in a closet, police retraced his path and found a .380-caliber handgun.
McCorvy said in the affidavit that suspected marijuana was found in three locations in the house, suspected cocaine was found in one location, and various drug paraphernalia was found throughout the house.
Kizer said Furlow is on parole and a warrant charging him as an absconder has been issued by the parole board.
At Kizer’s request, Pine Bluff District Judge John Kearney set bond for each of the men at $25,000 cash-only.
The judge ruled prosecutors had probable cause to charge Furlow with possession of a controlled substance with purpose to deliver, possession of drug paraphernalia, simultaneous possession of drugs and firearms, and being a felon in possession of a firearm.
Kearney said probable cause existed to charge Thomas with possession of a controlled substance with purpose to deliver and possession of drug paraphernalia, and Clark with possession of a controlled substance with purpose to deliver, possession of drug paraphernalia and felony fleeing.
All three men were told to come back to court April 26.