Because of his behavior in court Thursday, a Pine Bluff man will have to post a $50,000 cash only bond to be released from the county detention center while prosecutors prepare felony charges against him.

Because of his behavior in court Thursday, a Pine Bluff man will have to post a $50,000 cash only bond to be released from the county detention center while prosecutors prepare felony charges against him.

Hayward Cleveland, 58, was escorted out of a probable cause hearing after making verbal threats toward Jefferson County District Judge Kim Bridgforth.

Although he was booked into the jail as “Haywood Cleveland,” before he was escorted out, he told Bridgforth his name was Hayward Cleveland.

Cleveland had been arrested Tuesday on probable cause of endangering the welfare of a minor and residential burglary and after he was taken back to the detention center, Judge Bridgforth found probable cause for those offenses.

According to an affidavit from Detective Marsha Oliver, police were sent to 1101 S. Kentucky St. to investigate a reported burglary, and when they arrived, were told that a female victim was sitting in her car in front of the residence when she saw a man, later identified as Cleveland, walk out the front door of the house.

Oliver reported that the victim said the man grabbed her two-year-old son who was playing on the front porch and held him tightly, and she said she had to struggle with the man before he would release the child.

Records maintained by the prosecutor’s office indicate that Cleveland had prior felony convictions dating back to 1993 but was not currently on probation or parole.

Bridgforth appointed the Public Defender’s Office to represent Cleveland. Prosecutors said Cleveland could face additional charges as a result of his actions in court.