A police investigation into reported residential burglaries in Pine Bluff and also in Grant County resulted in the arrest of two men, both of whom are on parole.

A police investigation into reported residential burglaries in Pine Bluff and also in Grant County resulted in the arrest of two men, both of whom are on parole.


Lamar Simmons, 25, and Earon Brown, 23, were found inside a car that matched the description of one linked to some of the burglaries, Deputy Prosecutor Nicole Pugh said during court hearings Friday for Simmons and Brown.


Simmons was a passenger in the vehicle, which was driven by Brown, and according to a probable cause affidavit from Detective Cassandra McAfee, Simmons allegedly admitted taking several rings to a pawn shop and selling them and using his Arkansas identification card to sell a video game at another store. He also allegedly denied involvement in the burglaries.


When Brown was interviewed, he allegedly admitted breaking into a house in the 2100 block of West 24th Avenue on Oct. 26 where two guns, jewelry and a vacuum cleaner were taken. Brown, however, said he was with two other men and he didn’t take anything.


Pine Bluff District Judge John Kearney set a $10,000 cash-only bond for both Simmons and Brown but neither will be able to post bond because absconder warrants were issued by the Arkansas Community Correction for each man.