$25,000 bond set for man accused of several breaking or enterings


By Ray King

A Pine Bluff man was arrested Monday after he was identified as the person who attempted to use stolen credit and debit cards at a liquor store.

Latrel Phipps, 35, was taken into custody when he reported to his parole officer where he was detained by White Hall Police.

White hall officer Ryan Edwards reported that on Oct. 13, officers responded to various locations in the city where eight vehicles had been reportedly broken into.

During a court hearing Wednesday, Deputy Prosecutor Mircha King said the victims reported that the vehicles had been unlocked and purses, wallets, cash, debit and credit cards, and electronic items were taken. The vehicle owners said they did not know who broke into their vehicles.

King said police then went to the Little Brown Jug and the Plasma Center and viewed the video.


King said police went to an apartment in White Hall where Phipps’s mother lived and she allowed them to search for her son, who was not there.

Some of the stolen items were found in a dumpster on the property.

Phipps has an extensive criminal history and because of that, Pine Bluff District Judge John Kearney set a $25,000 bond after ruling prosecutors have probable cause to charge him with six counts of breaking and entering. Phipps was told to come back to court on Nov. 30.