Pine Bluff homicide suspect arrested in Hot Springs | News
PINE BLUFF, Ark. (KTHV) - A Pine Bluff homicide suspect was taken into custody Monday evening without incident.
Police say Lester Phillips, 30, was wanted in connection to the murder of Leroy Collins Jr., June 12 on S. Maple Street. He was arrested at a house on Hagen Drive in Hot Springs.
Pine Bluff police say after a search warrant was obtained, the Garland Co. Sheriff's Office, alongside the Hot Springs Police Department, secured the house and evacuated neighbors after S.W.A.T. and hostage negotiators were activated.
After negotiations, police say, Phillips exited the house. He was then arrested without incident and taken to the Jefferson Co. Dub Brassell Detention Center where he is being held without bond.