No bond for man charged with capital murder; $5,000 bond for man hindering apprehension


By Ray King

A suspect in the Monday murder of Terald Shaw in the Pastoria community will be held without bond while prosecutors prepare formal charges against him.

On Friday, Pine Bluff District Judge John Kearney ruled prosecutors have probable cause to charge Glen Sledge, 57, also known as Bird Dog with capital murder. Sledge was taken into custody after sheriff’s deputies and Pine Bluff Police officers received a tip that Sledge was at a house at Pear and Hepburn Streets.

A second man, Clyde Poplar, 66, was also arrested for hindering apprehension or prosecution.

During the court hearing, Deputy Prosecutor Mircha King said deputies were sent to 1410 Pack Road in the Pastoria community after a report that a body had been found in a house.

The witness also told deputies that there were cameras at the house which would show Sledge arriving at night.

King said after Sledge was questioned said he had been attacked with a knife and hit the victim in the head with a beer bottle. The only injury deputies could find on Sledge was a cut on his right hand.

Regarding Poplar, King said after deputies received a tip about Sledge’s location, they went to the house which belonged to Poplar.

Poplar is currently on parole and King said he has had multiple prior felony convictions and is listed as an absconder. His bond was set at $5,000 and he was told to come back to court on April 11.