Pine Bluff man to have probation revoked after fleeing traffic stop & being felon in possession


By Ray King

A Pine Bluff man currently on probation was arrested Wednesday after he ran from police when they stopped the vehicle he was driving for failing to use a turn signal.

During a court hearing Friday, Deputy Prosecutor Mircha King said police were patrolling in the area of West 36th Avenue and Olive Street and went on to explain the circumstances that led to the arrest of Zachary Minor.

Jefferson County District Judge Kim Bridgforth set a $15,000 bond for Minor, 22, Friday after ruling prosecutors have probable cause to charge him with being a felon in possession of a firearm. He was placed on probation following a conviction for second-degree battery in 2019 and a petition has been filed to revoke that probation.

Circuit Judge Alex Guynn, who signed the petition, has ordered Minor to be held without bond until a hearing is conducted on that petition.