Cash-only bond set in alleged shooting

A second person allegedly involved in an armed disturbance last Thursday in central Pine Bluff will have to post a $100,000 cash-only bond to be released from the adult detention center while prosecutors prepare felony charges.

On Monday, Jefferson County District Judge Kim Bridgforth set the bond after ruling that prosecutors had probable cause to charge Henry McAllister, 20, with committing a terroristic act.

Deputy Prosecutor Rik Ramsey asked for the cash-only bond because McAllister allegedly had been involved in another incident involving a gun that he appeared in court for last Friday.

McAllister was in a vehicle from which shots were allegedly fired, Detective Jacqueline Stevenson of the Pine Bluff Police Department said in a probable-cause affidavit that was presented in court.

The alleged victim told police he had gone to a convenience store and had a verbal exchange with occupants of a vehicle before the vehicle left the parking lot of the store.

A short time later, the alleged victim said he saw two men walking in the area of West 17th Avenue and the same vehicle he had seen earlier drove by and Ramsey said the alleged victim said he heard McAllister say “let’s go, let’s go” before the two men who were walking started shooting at the car and the occupants of the car shot back.

The alleged victim said he started to run and two shots were fired at him from the vehicle.

A witness gave police a description of the vehicle and while officers were talking to the alleged victim, the vehicle drove by and was stopped by police. The driver of the vehicle ran but officers found McAllister and another man, Darius Johnson, 23, inside. They also found shell casings in the vehicle.

Johnson appeared in court last Friday and a bond of $50,00o was set for him on probable cause of committing a terroristic act.

A bond of $25,000 was set for McAllister last Friday on probable cause of aggravated assault stemming from an incident in November when he allegedly pointed a gun at a man in the 2700 block of Bay Street.

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

McAllister said he would hire his own attorney.