A report of suspicious activity Friday morning at an apartment complex on Old Warren Road resulted in the arrest of a man who reportedly possessed drugs and a defaced handgun.

A report of suspicious activity Friday morning at an apartment complex on Old Warren Road resulted in the arrest of a man who reportedly possessed drugs and a defaced handgun.

During a court hearing Tuesday, Deputy Prosecutor Maxie Kizer said the serial number had been filed off of the handgun found in a car driven by Marvin Chidester, 27, who is a convicted felon and should not have had the gun.

Detective Jerry Lambert reported that police were sent at 6:30 a.m. to 3200 Old Warren Road, where a man later identified as Chidester had been beating on the door of one of the apartments.

Kizer said Chidester left the scene before police arrived but they were given the description of a white Cadillac that Chidester was driving and stopped the vehicle a short distance away.

Lambert reported that officers saw Chidester “appear to be trying to hide something” in the vehicle and after the car was stopped, saw in plain view the gun and a plastic bag containing an off-white, rock-like substance that field tested positive for cocaine.

In addition to being a convicted felon, Chidester is currently on probation, Kizer said.

Pine Bluff District Judge John Kearney set a $50,000 bond for Chidester after ruling prosecutors had probable cause to charge him with possession of a controlled substance, possession of a defaced firearm and being a felon in possession of a firearm.

Kearney appointed the Public Defender’s Office to represent Chidester and told him to come back to court at 9 a.m. Feb. 21.