Cash-only bond set in alleged assault


A $10,000 cash-only bond was set Wednesday for a Pine Bluff man who allegedly fired shots at three people in a car Monday.

Prosecutors had probable cause to charge Michael Rogers, 33, with aggravated assault, Jefferson County District Judge Kim Bridgdforth ruled Wednesday and set the bond.

According to a probable cause affidavit from Detective Steven Rucker, police were sent to the 4700 block of Faucett Road and when they arrived, three people told them they had taken a female to Jefferson Regional Medical Center after an altercation with Rogers, then went to the house on Faucett Road to visit a friend.

Rucker said the alleged victims told police Rogers came out of the house and started shooting at them, and they backed their vehicle out to avoid being shot. Rogers allegedly followed the victims into the street and police reported there was damage to the vehicle the alleged victims had been driving.

Rogers was arrested Tuesday and Rucker said in the affidavit he requested an attorney before he could be read his Miranda rights.

According to records at the prosecutor’s office, Rogers is currently on probation and a petition has been filed to revoke that probation.

In addition to setting the bond, Bridgforth ordered Rogers to have no contact with the alleged victims until the case is settled.

The Public Defenders Office was appointed to represent Rogers.