Two Pine Bluff men were arrested Saturday after they allegedly robbed a man at gunpoint on the west side of the city.
Derrick McAfee, 19, and Matthew Roth, 24, were taken into custody after the alleged victim flagged down police to report the robbery.
According to a probable-cause affidavit from Detective Bill Wiegand, the victim said he had been playing basketball at the Sahara Shrine Temple, then went to visit friends at a house on West 27th Avenue.
Wiegand reported that when the alleged victim came out of the house, he was approached by two men armed with guns who forced him to the ground, then took $900 cash and an I-Phone before getting into an automobile to leave.
The alleged victim said he had played basketball with the two men earlier so he was able to recognize them.
Wiegand said the alleged victim flagged down an officer on patrol and pointed out a car containing the suspects, and the officer ordered the men out at gunpoint.
One of the men in the car, who was identified only as “Taco,” ran while McAfee stayed and was arrested, Wiegand said. Roth was taken into custody a few blocks away.
Records at the prosecutor’s office indicated that McAfee has charges of terroristic threatening pending, while Roth has drug-related charges pending.
Jefferson County District Judge Kim Bridgforth set a $100,000 bond for Roth on probable cause of aggravated robbery.
Because McAfee had an appearance in Circuit Court on Monday, he will be seen for a probable cause hearing in district court Tuesday.
Bridgforth ordered Roth to have no contact with the alleged victim until the case is settled, and McAfee will be given the same instruction during his court appearance.