Bond set for Pine Bluff man accused of fleeing from Arkansas State Trooper


By Ray King

A $1,500 bond was set Thursday for a Pine Bluff man accused of fleeing from an Arkansas State trooper Wednesday.

Jefferson County District Judge Kim Bridgforth set the bond after ruling prosecutors have probable cause to charge Ahmad Harris, 18, with felony fleeing.

Trooper Darryl Hinton told the court he was sitting stationary on the Martha Mitchell Expressway at Hutchinson Street when he saw a grey Cadillac with a piece of dark plastic, either grey or black in the back window of the vehicle which was too dark to see through.

Hinton said he ran the license plate number and was told that the license had expired in 2018.

Hinton said the vehicle crossed Highway 65B (Martha Mitchell Expressway) at a high rate of speed.

He said he and another trooper pinned the vehicle in and took Harris, who was the driver, into custody along with two other occupants.

In addition to felony fleeing, Harris was cited for misdemeanor possession of a controlled substance, no seat belt, no proof of insurance, expired tags, a fictitious sticker, a suspended driver’s license, and an unsafe vehicle.