Bond set in alleged threatening incident

A $10,000 bond was set Monday for a Pine Bluff man who allegedly pointed a gun at another man and threatened to kill him.

The bond was set for Booker Allen, 78, by Pine Bluff District Judge John Kearney, who also ruled that prosecutors have probable cause to charge Allen with aggravated assault and first-degree terroristic threatening.

Testifying at the court hearing, Detective Jerry Lambert said police were sent to the 1100 block of East 13th Avenue at 9:15 a.m. Saturday and when they arrived, found Allen in a vehicle that was stuck in a ditch.

According to police, Allen had contacted a man about possibly doing some yard work and when the man said he couldn’t go at that time, the two became involved in a verbal altercation.

Allen allegedly reached into his pocket, pulled out a small handgun, pointed it at the man and threatened to kill him.

Lambert said the man ran into his house and called police and Allen tried to flee in his truck but ran into a ditch. When police arrived, Allen allegedly reached into his pocket and police removed a .380-caliber handgun from the pocket. Allen also allegedly got into a verbal altercation with police while he was being questioned.

Deputy Prosecutor Bryan Achorn said Allen had no prior convictions or pending charges.

In addition to setting the bond, Kearney ordered Allen to have no contact with Smith until the case is settled.

Allen said he would hire his own attorney.