Bond set in alleged assault


A $25,000 bond was set Monday for a Pine Bluff man who allegedly threatened a woman.

The bond was set for Darrius Henderson, 19, by Jefferson County District Judge Kim Bridgforth after she ruled prosecutors had probable cause to charge Henderson with aggravated assault and first-degree terroristic threatening.

Deputy Prosecutor Nicole Pugh said the alleged victim called police Thursday, June 5, to report that Henderson had come to her home in the Dollarway area and trashed the bedroom after climbing through a window.

Detective Jeremy Oswalt said in a probable cause affidavit the woman told police she had not been home at the time and Henderson allegedly drove around until he found her walking with several children.

Pugh said Henderson allegedly pulled up and threatened to kill the woman, and had according to the alleged victim, he had a gun in his lap.

Oswalt said in the affidavit that the alleged victim told police Henderson left and came back a second time, got out of the car and slapped her in the face.

When Henderson was arrested Saturday, he allegedly denied seeing the alleged victim and also denied pulling a gun on her.

Pugh said Henderson had no prior felony convictions but police had taken several reports of prior incidents involving Henderson and the woman.

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

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