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Pine Bluff man wanted for 1st Degree Battery

Pine Bluff man wanted for 1st Degree Battery

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (KTHV) - Xavier Roaf, 20, is wanted by Pine Bluff police for first degree battery that occurred on Tuesday, Feb. 24 at 2305 West 32nd Street.

Reports state that the incident began as a verbal altercation between the victim and Roaf. When the victim attempted to walk away, Roaf pulled out a revolver pistol and fired at him several times. The victim suffered a gunshot wound to the upper left side of his back and was transported to a local hospital. 

Roaf's last known address is at the apartments off 1105 East 26th Street. According to police, Roaf is carrying a handgun and should be considered as armed and dangerous. He was last seen wearing white pants.

Anyone with information regarding Mr. Roaf can call the Pine Bluff Police Detective Division at (870)730-2090 or the dispatch center at (870)541-5300.  

Pine Bluff police searching for burglary suspect

Pine Bluff police searching for burglary suspect

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (KTHV) - Pine Bluff police are searching for a man wanted for burglary on Wednesday, Feb. 25 at an apartment off 4418 Union. 

Police warn that Herve Turner, 21, should be considered armed and dangerous. His last known address is 1601 S. Nebraska in Pine Bluff.

For the full police report of the incident, click here

Third suspect in custody for Clark Co. robbery, murder

Third suspect in custody for Clark Co. robbery, murder

CADDO VALLEY, Ark. (KTHV) - CADDO VALLEY, Ark. (KTHV) - According to the U.S. Marshals Service, the third suspect involved in the Kwick Stop Shell murder and robbery, Craig Alan Wade, 24, of Pine Bluff was taken into custody around 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

Clerk killed during Clark Co. store robbery

After police received a tip that Wade was located at a Little Rock hotel, Wade was found at the Budget Host Inn off Interstate 30 and 65th Street with a female accomplice.

Pine Bluff police make arrests in elderly robbery

Pine Bluff police make arrests in elderly robbery

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (KTHV) - On Wednesday, the Pine Bluff police arrested three men in connection with a robbery that happened last week.

At 8:30 a.m., detectives followed a tip and found all three suspects in a room of the Plaza Hotel on Convention Center Drive in Pine Bluff.

Justin Cartwright, 24, and Corderro Foster, 26, were both charged with aggravated robbery, felon in possession of a firearm, and theft by receiving.

Elderly couple robbed at gunpoint

Elderly couple robbed at gunpoint

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (KTHV) - A man and woman, both in their 80s, were held at gunpoint Monday afternoon while leaving the Brookshire's Food and Pharmacy at 28th Ave. and Hazel Street. 

According to reports, the man and woman were approached by two black males around 2:50 p.m., one of whom was armed with a handgun. They took cash from the male victim and a purse from the female.

Police have obtained photos of the suspects leaving in what appears to be a tan or gray late 90s model Oldsmobile Intrigue. One of the men was wearing a dark colored sweatshirt, the second with a denim jacket and a black t-shirt and the third with a ligth blue jacket.

Pine Bluff police ask that if you have any helpful information regarding to the crime, to contact the police dispatch center at (870) 541-5300 or the Detective Division at (870) 730-2090.

 

2 suspects burglarize Pine Bluff business

2 suspects burglarize Pine Bluff business


PINE BLUFF, Ark. (KTHV) – Pine Bluff police are looking for two suspects who burglarized a tire store.

Richard Wegner with PBPD said Oct. 19 shortly after 11 p.m. two men burglarized the American Tire business at 511 W. Spruce.

After breaking in through a window the suspects stole three floor jacks.

Police is asking for the public's assistance in identifying these two men. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Detective Division at 870-730-2090 or Dispatch at 870-541-5300.


Counties call for jail overcrowding solution

Counties call for jail overcrowding solution


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Officials from all 75 Arkansas counties are demanding answers on how state officials plan to reform prison funding.

Because of overcrowding, state inmates have to be housed at county jails, taking up space reserved for inmates within those counties.

County officials say the state requires they hold their own inmates and maintain prison conditions at a state specified level.

However, the problems counties say they face are space for the inmates and full reimbursement from the state.

"We need to get the state to start taking responsibility for their own inmates. They're forcing. They're basically... They're not basically but they're forcing the counties to violate the rights of our inmates by not running a constitutional jail," said David Lucas, Jackson County Sheriff.