Bond set in shooting incident

A $50,000 bond was set Tuesday for a Pine Bluff man who allegedly fired shots into a parked vehicle early Monday morning, injuring a passenger.

Pine Bluff District Judge John Kearney set the bond after ruling that prosecutors had probable cause to charge Cleaven Johnson, 25, with first-degree battery.

The victim, Terrance Calloway, was shot in the hip after an alleged argument inside a business in the 2900 block of West 28th Avenue at 5:26 a.m., Detective Temmiothy Johnson said in a probable-cause affidavit.

According to the affidavit, Cleaven Johnson and two other men approached the car where Calloway was sitting and fired multiple shots into the vehicle. The driver of the vehicle took Calloway to the hospital where police were called.

Deputy Prosecutor Maxie Kizer said Cleaven Johnson previously was charged with murder but that case was nolle-prossed by prosecutors.

Cleaven Johnson, then 19, and another man were charged in the Dec. 27, 2007, shooting death of Christopher Beavers, 17, who was found lying on the ground on the east side of Ash Street between Eighth and Ninth avenues and taken to Jefferson Regional Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead of multiple gunshot wounds to the upper body.

In addition to setting the bond, the judge also ordered Cleaven Johnson to have no contact with the alleged victim until the case is settled.

He said he would hire his own attorney.