Arrest made in alleged domestic incident

An investigation into alleged injuries to a woman in February resulted in the arrest of a man on domestic battery charges.

Anthony Robinson, 44, allegedly punched the woman several times, resulting in fractured ribs and blood and fluid in her lungs, Detective Marcia Oliver of the Pine Bluff Police Department said in a probable-cause affidavit presented in court Friday.

Deputy Prosecutor Carol Billings said police were sent to Jefferson Regional Medical Center where they interviewed the alleged victim, who said she “did not want to get (Robinson) in trouble but wanted a report in case anything else happened.”

Oliver said in the affidavit that when Robinson was interviewed, he denied punching or hitting the woman but admitted that he pushed her, calling her to fall. Robinson also allegedly said the alleged victim did complain that she was hurting in the rib area and he applied medication and wrapped a compression bandage around the area for two days.

Pine Bluff District Judge John Kearney set a $5,000 bond for Robinson after ruling that prosecutors had probable cause to charge him with second-degree domestic battery.

Robinson also was ordered to have no contact with the alleged victim until the case is settled.

The Public Defender’s Office was appointed to represent Robinson.