An investigation into several police vehicles being broken into in December resulted in the arrest of a Pine Bluff man who reportedly admitted selling a gun and camera taken from one of the vehicles.

An investigation into several police vehicles being broken into in December resulted in the arrest of a Pine Bluff man who reportedly admitted selling a gun and camera taken from one of the vehicles.

Toney Gilbert, 21, told State Police investigators he was there when the cars were broken into, Deputy Prosecutor Maxie Kizer said Monday during a court hearing for Gilbert.

Arkansas State Police Special Agent Oscar Bullard reported that he and Sgt. Kenneth Whitmore interviewed several people about the thefts and obtained enough information to bring Gilbert in for questioning Saturday.

Two cars belonging to Jefferson County Sheriff’s deputies and a state trooper’s vehicle were broken into and several items were taken including a handgun, rifle, bullet proof vest and camera.

Kizer said Gilbert allegedly sold a .45-caliber Glock handgun for $200 and sold a digital camera for $150.

Jefferson County District Judge Kim Bridgforth set a $50,000 bond for Gilbert after ruling prosecutors had probable cause to charge him with theft by receiving.

Gilbert said he would hire his own attorney.