By Ray King
A Pine Bluff man whose sentence for burglary in 2018 was suspended was arrested Tuesday after a high-speed chase involving police vice and narcotics officers, and suspected drugs were found in his vehicle.
Cameron Brooks had previously been convicted of aggravated robbery and theft of property in 2011 and being a felon in possession of a firearm in 2012, Deputy Prosecutor Mircha King said during a court hearing Friday.
King said officers in unmarked cars were patrolling in the area of 30th Avenue and Gum Street when they saw a black Toyota Camry parked in front of a known drug house and they set up surveillance to wait on the driver to leave in the vehicle.
King said Brooks was found hiding behind an air conditioning unit at 1304 Ridgway Road and a search of the Camry resulted in officers finding a large pill bottle containing suspected Ecstasy pills and weighing 115 grams.
At King’s request, Jefferson County District Judge Kim Bridgforth set a $25,000 bond for Brooks after ruling prosecutors have probable cause to charge him with felony fleeing and possession of a controlled substance with the purpose of delivery.
King said prosecutors will also file a petition to revoke Brooks’ suspended sentence.