A Pine Bluff woman found dead after an auto accident early Saturday morning has been identified as 36-year-old Pamela Suggs.
Suggs was pronounced dead at the scene at 4:25 a.m. Saturday by Deputy Coroner Jason Duren. Police arrested Jeremy Scott Sr., 33, after interviewing him at both the detective office and at the adult detention center. During the interview, Scott reportedly said “I have been trying to get out of this situation with her” but did not explain what he meant. Jefferson County District Judge Kim Bridgforth ruled prosecutors have probable cause to charge Scott with manslaughter and endangering the welfare of a minor in the first-degree and set his bond at $25,000 on Monday.
The accident occurred at 26th Avenue and Poplar Street. When police arrived, they found a white Chevrolet Equinox had struck a tree and Suggs lying on the ground with multiple bruises to her face. No other subjects were found at the scene. A witness at the scene was holding a child who was approximately two-years-old. The child had bumps on his head was taken to the hospital for treatment. Scott was ordered to have no contact with the toddler until the case is settled.
This is Pine Bluff’s 22nd homicide of the year.