A Pine Bluff man with a lengthy criminal history reportedly struggled with a police officer trying to arrest him then kicked out a window of a police car.

A Pine Bluff man with a lengthy criminal history reportedly struggled with a police officer trying to arrest him then kicked out a window of a police car.

Cornelious Westmoreland, 39, will have to post a $50,000 cash only bond to be released from the county detention center, a judge ruled.

Westmoreland also reportedly had a gun, which the officer took away from him during the struggle, Deputy Prosecutor Maxie Kizer said during a court hearing Thursday for Westmoreland.

Detective Larry Gailey reported that police tried to stop a vehicle driven by Westmoreland for traffic violations at 11:26 p.m. Wednesday and Westmoreland fled, driving to 10th Avenue and Magnolia Street where he abandoned the vehicle and ran.

Kizer said the officer caught Westmoreland in a ditch at 2305 W. 11th Ave. Westmoreland reportedly struggled with the officer until a witness, who was not identified in the report, assisted the officer until additional police units arrived.

Gailey reported that Westmoreland continued to struggle after he was placed in handcuffs and kicked out the window of a police car until he was restrained.

Kizer said Westmoreland had a felony criminal history that dated back to 1989 and a lengthy misdemeanor history.

Jefferson County District Judge Kim Bridgforth, who set the bond for Westmoreland, ruled prosecutors had probable cause to charge him with being a felon in possession of a firearm because of the prior convictions, and felony criminal mischief because of the damage to the police car.

Westmoreland was also charged with a number of misdemeanors, including fleeing and resisting arrest.