A $10,000 cash only bond was set Tuesday for a man currently on parole who was allegedly involved in an armed disturbance Monday.
Jefferson County District Judge Kim, Bridgforth set the bond after ruling prosecutors have probable cause to charge Eddie Briley, 34, with being a felon in possession of a firearm.
According to a probable cause affidavit from Pine Bluff Police Department Detective Steven Rucker, police were sent to a reported armed disturbance at 3018 s. Gum St., and while officers were on the way there, they received information that Briley was the suspect and had left the scene in a blue pickup truck.
Officer Matt Wright was familiar with Briley and the truck and started to where he knew Briley lived. Soon after, he saw the truck traveling south on Linden Street. Wright followed the truck and reported seeing it being driven erratically. When backup officers arrived, Wright conducted a traffic stop.
Rucker reported that Briley refused to comply with officers commands and was placed under arrest. When an officer looked through the passenger side window, he saw a semi-automatic handgun partially under the driver’s seat.
A records check showed that Briley was on parole stemming from convictions for first-degree battery in 1999, aggravated robbery in 2009 and aggravated residential burglary in 2010.
When detectives interviewed Briley at the Jefferson County Adult Detention Center, he denied knowing anything about the gun under the seat and being involved in any armed disturbance. Briley also allegedly said he had been drinking.
Although Bridgforth set a bond on the new allegation, Briley will not be able to post it because a parole hold was placed on him by the Arkansas Department of Community Correction.
The Public Defender’s Office was appointed to represent Briley.