Cash-only bond set in alleged assault


A $50,000 bond was set Wednesday for a man who allegedly fired shots at his former girlfriend and threatened to kill her.

Pine Bluff District Judge John Kearney set the bond after ruling that prosecutors had probable cause to charge Josinnie Johnson, 22, with aggravated assault and terroristic threatening.

Johnson was arrested Monday after police were sent to the 3400 block of Jonquil Street in response to a report of shots fired, Deputy Prosecutor Maxie Kizer said during a court hearing for Johnson.

Detective Jerry Lambert said in a probable-cause affidavit that the female victim told police she and Johnson had recently broken up and she went to his residence in the 1800 block of South Marsh Street to get property that belonged to her.

According to the affidavit, Johnson came out of the house with a gun and fired shots at her, and when she got in her car and left, Johnson allegedly followed her to her residence where a physical altercation ensued between the two before police got involved.

Kizer said that when Johnson was arrested, he threatened to kill the alleged victim and when police searched his car after obtaining a warrant, they found a black .45-caliber semiautomatic handgun.

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