A reported burglary in progress Tuesday on the west side of Pine Bluff resulted in the arrest of one man and police are looking for two others in the incident.

A reported burglary in progress Tuesday on the west side of Pine Bluff resulted in the arrest of one man and police are looking for two others in the incident.


Aaron Willis, 20, was found hiding in a wooden thicket near the site of the burglary in the 1500 block of West 9th Avenue and his clothing matched the description given by a witness, Detective Steven Rucker said in a probable cause affidavit presented Thursday in district court.


Deputy Prosecutor Nicole Pugh said Lt. Donna Fratesi was among the first officers to arrive at the house after the burglary was reported just after 9 a.m. and saw a male running from the residence.


Witnesses reported seeing three males run and gave officers a clothing description and a perimeter was set up in the area, Rucker said in the affidavit.


Pugh said Officer Dexter Lunsford found Willis, who had an iPad that the owner of the house reported was missing.


Rucker said in the affidavit that when Willis was questioned, he admitted breaking into the house, and also told officers he "did not know the names" of the other two people. He then said he didn’t want to talk anymore.


Jefferson County District Judge Kim Bridgforth set a $10,000 bond for Willis, who Pugh said had no prior convictions or pending charges, after ruling prosecutors had probable cause to charge him with residential burglary.


The Public Defender’s Office was appointed to represent Willis.