Bond set in alleged domestic battery

A $10,000 bond was set Friday for a man who allegedly hit a pregnant woman in the face and pushed her on a bed, causing her to injure her shoulder.

Pine Bluff District Judge John Kearney set the bond after ruling that prosecutors had probable cause to charge Damondre Walton, 25, with felony domestic battery.

Deputy Prosecutor Cymber Gieringer said the incident occurred Wednesday and Walton was arrested after police were sent to the 800 block of West 14th Avenue in response to a reported disturbance.

According to an affidavit from Detective Temmiothy Johnson of the Pine Bluff Police Department, the alleged victim had a busted lip and told police she and Walton had been involved in a verbal altercation that turned physical.

Gieringer said officers also talked to the alleged victim’s child who said she saw Walton strike her mother in the mouth twice.

According to the affidavit, the alleged victim is four months pregnant and Walton said he was aware that she was pregnant. He also allegedly admitted pushing her on the bed during the argument.

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

Walton also faces an enhancement on the domestic battery charge because it was committed in the presence of a child and could be sentenced to a minimum of one year in jail in addition to any other sentence he might receive. That enhanced penalty would be served after any other sentence he might receive.

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