Cash only bond set in commercial burglary case


By Ray King

A $100,000 cash only bond was set Friday for a Wabbaseka man accused of breaking into a business Wednesday.

Pine Bluff District Judge John Kearney set the bond after ruling prosecutors have probable cause to charge Homer Martinez, 25, with commercial burglary and theft of property.

Reading from a probable cause affidavit from Sheriff’s Capt. Yohance Brunson, Deputy Prosecutor Cymber Tadlock said a deputy was sent to Greenpoint AG at 14800 U.S. Highway 79 north where an employee reported that when he arrived for work at about 7 a.m., he found a window in the north side door broken. The employee went in and found a brick on the floor. A leaf blower and food from the refrigerator were missing.

Tadlock said deputies located Martinez at his residence and he was tazed when he tried to run.

When he was interviewed, Martinez told Brunson that he had been smoking marijuana and drinking beer the night before and was “messed up” but when he was shown the video, reportedly said “that’s me.”

Tadlock said Martinez currently has pending charges of commercial burglary based on an incident on April 4, also on U.S. 79 north, and is a suspect in other commercial burglaries in the area that are currently under investigation.