A reported physical disturbance just after midnight Friday morning in the central part of Pine Bluff resulted in the arrest of a man who allegedly pointed a handgun at several people before fleeing the scene.

A reported physical disturbance just after midnight Friday morning in the central part of Pine Bluff resulted in the arrest of a man who allegedly pointed a handgun at several people before fleeing the scene.

Police located Albert Simmons in the area and after a struggle, took him into custody, Deputy Prosecutor Maxie Kizer said during a court hearing for Simmons Friday.

Detective Jay Funderburg reported that the disturbance was reported at 1717 S. Mulberry St. where Simmons, 22, allegedly got into an altercation with two females, and during that altercation, a window at the house was broken.

Kizer said Simmons fled before police arrived, and when he was arrested, officers found a handgun that had been reported stolen in Saline County.

Because Simmons had multiple prior felony convictions, Pine Bluff District Judge John Kearney set a $50,000 bond after ruling prosecutors had probable cause to charge Simmons with being a felon in possession of a firearm in addition to theft by receiving for the stolen gun and two counts of aggravated assault because he allegedly pointed a gun at the two women.

At Kizerís request, Kearney also ordered Simmons to have no contact with the two women, as well as a third person who was listed on the police report.

Simmons said he would hire his own attorney and was told to come back to court March 16 at 9 a.m.