By Ray King

A Jefferson County man arrested last week on the alleged theft of a vehicle was back in court Monday and accused in two new incidents.

Jimmy Turner, 29, who is listed as a parole absconder will have to post two separate $10,000 bonds to be released from the adult detention center after Pine Bluff District Judge John Kearney ruled prosecutors have probable cause to charge him with breaking or entering, theft of property and commercial in separate incidents.

Deputy Prosecutor Beth Carson said one of those incidents was reported on July 12 when an officer was sent to Roberts Plumbing on North Hutchinson Street. An employee reported his blue 1992 Toyota missing.

Detective Chris Wieland spoke to the owner of the business, Brad Roberts, and Carson told the court what Roberts said.

Police put photos from surveillance cameras on social media and several people identified Turner as the suspect. When Turner was arrested July 15, he told Sheriff’s Investigator Charles White that he had taken the vehicle and left it parked on Pony Trail. That vehicle has not been recovered yet.

In the second incident, Carson said police were sent to Scallion’s Quick Lube on May 10. Owner Leon Scallion stated he had received a call from the alarm company that morning.

When Turner was questioned, he said he had used the truck to damage the garage door and gone in the business. He said he left when the alarm went off.