Bond set in alleged assault


A $5,000 bond was set Friday for a man who allegedly pointed a knife at a woman and threatened to kill her Wednesday.

Pine Bluff District Judge John Kearney set the bond after ruling that prosecutors had probable cause to charge Ronnie Parks, 38, with aggravated assault.

Deputy Prosecutor Bryan Achorn said Parks was arrested after police were sent to the 1700 block of South Olive Street in response to a reported disturbance.

Detective Mike Sweeney said in a probable cause affidavit that the alleged victim had come to the apartment to collect money and got into an argument with Parks.

Achorn said Parks allegedly grabbed a knife from a drawer in the kitchen, pointed it at her, and said “I will kill you.”

Sweeney said in the affidavit that when Parks was questioned, he admitted pulling the knife and “said he was sorry for doing it.”

In addition to setting the bond, Kearney ordered Parks to have no contact with the alleged victim until the case is settled.

Parks said he would hire his own attorney.