$15,000 bond set for man involved in robbery at Walmart


By Ray King

A $15,000 bond was set Monday for a Pine Bluff man currently on parole who was accused of aggravated robbery at Walmart on Friday.

Pine Bluff District Judge John Kearney set the bond for Herbert Pam, 43, who was identified as the driver of a vehicle that a second man got into carrying a stolen television.

Deputy Prosecutor Beth Carson said officers were sent to Walmart at 10 p.m. where they worked with store security. The officers obtained a description of the vehicle the suspects left in, and of the driver who was wearing an orange shirt.

Detective Corey Wilfong interviewed an employee and Carson told the court what the employee said.

Carson said when the vehicle was located, Pam was driving and was wearing an orange shirt and he refused instructions to get out of the vehicle and struggled with police before being tased.

When he was questioned, Pam said he had driven the white male to Walmart to buy a television and didn’t know about the robbery. He said he kept the television because the white male owed him money.

Court records showed that Pam was convicted on drug-related charges and being a felon in possession of a firearm in 2019 and is listed as an absconder.