PB man arrested in WH given 100k bond on new charge, should have been in prison


By Ray King

A Pine Bluff man who was ordered to report to prison three years ago after the Arkansas Supreme Court denied an appeal of his conviction was arrested Tuesday in White Hall.

Jeremy Mickens, 40, was taken into custody by Sheriff’s Capt. Yohance Brunson and another investigator after they saw him standing outside a vehicle at the Pizza Hut in White Hall.

During a court hearing Thursday, Deputy Prosecutor Joe West explained the case and what Mickens was accused of.

West said another investigator with a K-9 arrived and the dog did an open-air sniff of the vehicle because Mickens denied permission to search it. The dog alerted and investigators found a gun in the vehicle.

Mickens admitted the vehicle was his but denied knowledge of the gun, telling investigators other people used the vehicle.

West then said this.

Pine Bluff District Judge John Kearney agreed to West’s request and set bond for Mickens at $100,000. He was told to come back to court Dec. 28.