Bond set in alleged domestic shooting


A $50,000 bond was set Friday for a Pine Bluff woman who allegedly shot her boyfriend Thursday morning.

Jefferson County District Judge Kim Bridgforth set the bond after ruling prosecutors had probable cause to charge Rosemary James, 52, with first-degree domestic battery.

James was arrested after police were sent to 700 W. 23rd Ave., at 10 a.m. According to a probable cause affidavit from Detective Jeremy Oswalt, when officers arrived, James said “I’ll go to jail. I just shot him.”

During the court hearing, Deputy Prosecutor Maxie Kizer said the victim, Lee Ashley, was wounded in the leg and hip, and taken to Jefferson Regional Medical Center for treatment.

According to the affidavit from Oswalt, a 9 mm semi-automatic pistol believed used in the incident was recovered from a counter at the residence.

In addition to setting the bond, Judge Bridgforth ordered James, who Kizer said had no prior convictions or pending charges to have no contact with Ashley until the case is settled.

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