Bond set in alleged stabbling


A $25,000 bond was set Thursday for a Pine Bluff man who allegedly stabbed another man in the arm during an altercation on the east side of Pine Bluff.

District Judge John Kearney set the bond after ruling that prosecutors had probable cause to charge Kenneth Cornelius, 51, with second-degree battery.

According to a probable-cause affidavit from Pine Bluff Police Department Detective Michael Roberts, police were sent to a house in the 1200 block of South Washington Street in response to a reported armed disturbance.

The victim told police he and Cornelius had been involved in a verbal altercation that turned physical, and during the altercation, Cornelius allegedly stabbed him in the left forearm with a pocketknife.

Roberts said in the affidavit that police recovered a pocketknife believed to have been used in the incident, and when Cornelius was questioned, he allegedly said he stabbed the victim after the victim hit him.

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