Bond set in alleged assault


A $25,000 bond was set Monday for a Pine Bluff man who allegedly beat his girlfriend and pointed a gun at her.

Pine Bluff District Judge John Kearney set the bond after ruling prosecutors had probable cause to charge Rolando Stevenson, 25, with aggravated assault and terroristic threatening — both felonies — and misdemeanor third-degree domestic battery.

Deputy Prosecutor Maxie Kizer said police were sent to the emergency room at Jefferson Regional Medical Center at 5:15 a.m. to interview the alleged victim, and officers reported she had scratches to her chest and a bump on her head.

Detective Michael Roberts said in a probable cause affidavit that the woman said she had gotten involved in a verbal altercation with Stevenson that became physical and he allegedly pointed a gun at her and threatened to kill her. She said Stevenson was intoxicated at the time.

Kizer said when Stevenson was questioned, he said he had been involved in a physical altercation with the woman but denied pointing a gun at her.

Roberts said in the affidavit that police found a .40-caliber handgun when they located Stevenson.

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

Stevenson said he would hire his own attorney.