A Pine Bluff man was arrested Friday after he allegedly pointed a gun at another man following a verbal altercation.
According to a probable cause affidavit from Detective Jeremy Oswalt, the gun that Kenneth Parker, 45, pointed at the alleged victim had been reported stolen in White Hall in 2013.
The alleged victim told police he was in the 2100 block of Linden Street looking for an address and said he had been hired to fix a deep freeze at that address. He said he was driving slowly when a grey Chevrolet pulled up behind him and the driver started honking the horn.
After locating the correct address, the alleged victim said he pulled into the driveway and the driver of the grey Chevrolet, later identified as Parker, stopped in the street and Parker started cursing him, leading to a verbal argument. Parker then allegedly pointed a small black handgun at the victim before leaving.
Oswalt reported that the alleged victim was able to get the license plate number of the grey Chevrolet, and officers stopped it at 11th Avenue and Linden Street. Parker denied being involved in an altercation, and when he was asked to step out of the vehicle, officers found a .32-caliber handgun under his leg. A check of the serial number of the gun showed that it had been reported stolen.
Parker was not questioned because he was intoxicated.
On Tuesday, Pine Bluff District Judge John Kearney set a $5,000 bond for Parker after ruling prosecutors have probable cause to charge Parker with aggravated assault and theft by receiving.
Parker was ordered to have no contact with the alleged victim or the owner of the gun.