Bond set in alleged domestic assault


A $10,000 bond was set Friday for a woman who allegedly was involved in a domestic incident involving a member of her family Thursday.

Jefferson County District Judge Kim Bridgforth set the bond after ruling that prosecutors had probable cause to charge Ruby Watson, 33, with second offense third-degree domestic battery, a Class D felony.

According to a probable-cause affidavit from Detective Jeremy Oswalt of the Pine Bluff Police Department, Watson and a female relative were involved in the altercation at a house in the 3100 block of Violet Drive.

Deputy Prosecutor Nicole Pugh said in court Friday that the altercation was the result of claims that Watson was selling prescription medications belonging to the alleged victim.

Court records showed that Watson pleaded guilty to misdemeanor domestic battery on Dec. 13, 2012.

The alleged victim also was arrested on misdemeanor domestic battery charges, Pugh said.

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

Watson said she would hire her own attorney.