A $25k bond was set for a Pine Bluff man accused of being a felon in possession of a firearm


By Ray King

A $25,000 bond was set Wednesday for a Pine Bluff man previously convicted of two felonies who was arrested after a handgun was found in the man’s backpack.

Pine Bluff District Judge John Kearney set the bond after ruling prosecutors have probable cause ot charge Carl Wilson, 32, with being a felon in possession of a firearm

Reading from an affidavit by Tri-County Drug Task Force Investigator Morgan Carter, Deputy Prosecutor Brittaney Akel said Carter was patrolling in the area of 20th Avenue and Georgia Street Monday afternoon when he saw a male later identified as Wilson walking in the middle of the street wearing a black hoodie with the front appearing to be weighted down.

When Wilson was interviewed he admitted having the gun in his backpack.

Akel said Wilson has previous convictions for aggravated robbery and theft of property, and for possession of a controlled substance. He was told to come back to court April 30.