Bond set in alleged domestic incident


A $5,000 bond was set Wednesday for a Pine Bluff man who allegedly threw a shoe at a woman during an argument Sunday, resulting in injuries.

Prosecutors have probable cause to charge Dewayne Shorter, 36, with second offense third-degree domestic battery, a felony, Jefferson County District Judge Kim Bridgforth ruled Wednesday before setting the bond.

Testifying at the court hearing, Detective Sgt. Brett Talley said a check with the Arkansas Crime Information Center indicated that Shorter had previously pleaded guilty to misdemeanor domestic battery in 2012.

Talley said police were sent at 6:09 p.m. to the 2800 block of Ohio Street, where the alleged victim said she and Shorter had gotten involved in a verbal argument that turned physical. The police report said the alleged victim had a bloodshot eye and redness around the eye.

Shorter had left before the police arrived and Talley said officers were sent back to the house about two hours later because Shorter had returned. He was arrested at that time.

In addition to setting the bond, Bridgforth ordered Shorter, who Deputy Prosecutor Nicole Pugh said had no prior convictions or pending charges, to have no contact with the alleged victim until the case is settled.

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