By Ray King
A reported burglary in progress at a janitorial supply business Monday night resulted in the arrest of a Pine Bluff man found at the business.
Aundra Clary, 55, was taken into custody after police responded to 1319 W. 6th Avenue at 11:46 p.m.
During a court hearing Wednesday, Deputy Prosecutor Caleb Conrad reported what the officers found.
Detective Chris Wieland said in a probable cause affidavit that when Clary was interviewed, he waived his right to an attorney and said he didn’t break into the business, there was no door broken, and was not going to admit to anything.
Conrad said additional details in the police report narrative including the fact that the fishing poles found in the vehicle belonged to the victim.
Clary has a long criminal history, Conrad said, including two open cases for third-degree domestic battery from 2020, and the prosecutor’s policy is to recommend a cash-only bond when a defendant has open cases.
Jefferson County District Judge Kim Bridgforth agreed to the recommendation and set a $10,000 cash-only bond for Clary after ruling prosecutors have probable cause to charge him with breaking or entering. Clary said he would hire his own attorney.