Bond set in alleged stabbing


A $10,000 bond was set Thursday for a Pine Bluff woman who allegedly hit her girlfriend in the head with a bottle and stabbed her with a knife early Wednesday morning.

Jefferson County District Judge Kim Bridgforth set the bond after ruling prosecutors had probable cause to charge Wykesha Williams, 27, with second-degree domestic battery.

Deputy Prosecutor Maxie Kizer said police were sent at 3:20 a.m. to the emergency room at Jefferson Regional Medical Center where the alleged victim was being treated.

According to a probable cause affidavit from Detective Scott Norton, the alleged victim said she had been out celebrating her birthday with friends when Williams called her and told her to come home.

Kizer said when the alleged victim arrived at the house, there was a verbal altercation between the two women that turned physical.

Norton said in the affidavit the alleged victim told police that when she walked in the door, Williams hit her in the head with a bottle and when she looked up, she saw Williams coming at her with a knife. The alleged victim said she threw up her hands to protect herself and Williams cut her on the right hand.

Kizer said the alleged victim was treated and released from the hospital.

Norton said in the affidavit that when Williams was questioned, she said she had been involved in an altercation but that she did not use a bottle or knife.

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

Williams said she would hire her own attorney.