The second person involved in an alleged incident that resulted in injuries to an 8-month-old infant Tuesday appeared in Pine Bluff District Court on Thursday.
Christopher Pryor, 25, will have to post a $25,000 bond to be released from the adult detention center after District Judge John Kearney ruled that prosecutors had probable cause to charge Pryor with second-degree domestic battery.
Pryor and the mother of the infant, Karen Blakley, 20, allegedly got involved in a physical altercation while Blakley was holding the infant. According to a probable-cause affidavit from Detective Temmiothy Johnson of the Pine Bluff Police Department, the infant had red marks on his shoulders, face, chest, back and neck.
Deputy Prosecutor Jill Reed said Blakley told police she had gone to pick up her children from Pryor, who is the father, and who had threatened not to return them. While there, Blakley said, she and Pryor got into the physical altercation, a claim Pryor denied when he was questioned by police.
Pryor was taken to Jefferson Regional Medical Center, where he was treated for injuries to his hands, arm and shoulder. He told police he received those injuries when he “punched holes in the wall.”
Blakley appeared in court Wednesday and a $25,000 bond was also set for her on probable cause of second-degree domestic battery.
In addition to setting the bond, Kearney ordered Pryor to have no contact with Blakley or the infant until the case is settled. On Wednesday, Blakley was ordered to have no contact with the infant or Pryor.