Two Pine Bluff men, including one who was convicted of negligent homicide earlier this year, were arrested Friday following an investigation into an alleged burglary and robbery of an individual in October.
Kenneth Burton, 20, and Omariee Davis, 19, were taken into custody after the victim identified both from photo lineups.
Burton served six months in the W.C. “Dub” Brassell Adult Detention Center after he was convicted of misdemeanor negligent homicide in the April 19, 2011, shooting death of Kadedra Washington, who was 16 and a student at Pine Bluff High School.
Prosecutors had filed felony manslaughter charges against Burton but the jury found him not guilty of that charge.
Detective Jeremy Oswalt reported that the robbery case against Burton and Davis started when officers were sent at 8:14 p.m. Oct. 29 to a house in the 2200 block of South Cypress Street.
The victim reported that he went inside his house and found two people that he knew only by their street names: “Kenny Bee Bee” and “Lefty.”
The two reportedly pulled guns and pointed them at the victim, who ran from the house and told police he heard multiple gunshots.
A neighbor also told police that she heard at least four gunshots from what sounded like two different guns.
Oswalt reported that he knew from previous dealings with Burton that he was known as “Kenny Bee Bee” and when Oswalt showed the victim a photo lineup that included Burton and several other individuals, the victim identified Burton.
On Dec. 21 police questioned Burton and Davis, who the victim identified from a photo as being “Lefty,” and both denied any involvement in the incident.
Jefferson County District Judge Kim Bridgforth set a $50,000 bond for Burton and Davis after ruling prosecutors had probable cause to charge them with aggravated robbery, burglary and aggravated assault.
Bridgforth also ordered Burton and Davis to have no contact with the alleged victim until the case is settled and told them to come back to court Feb. 6.