Cash-only bond set for shooting suspect


A $50,000 cash-only bond was set Friday for a Pine Bluff man who allegedly shot another man on Jan. 1.

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

Maxwell is accused of shooting Donnell Reed, 40, at 2326 Port Road just after 10 a.m.

According to a probable-cause affidavit from Detective Jeremy Oswalt of the Pine Bluff Police Department, when police arrived, Reed told them that he and Maxwell had gotten into an argument about a woman, and during the argument, Maxwell pulled out a handgun and shot Reed in the leg.

Deputy Prosecutor Maxie Kizer said Reed was taken to Jefferson Regional Medical Center where he underwent surgery because the bullet fractured his leg and severed several arteries.

Maxwell surrendered to police Wednesday with his attorney, and refused to make a statement about the incident.

In addition to setting the bond, Kearney ordered Maxwell to have no contact with Reed until the case is settled.

According to the intake log at the adult detention center, Maxwell, who is on probation, is also being held on two alias bench warrants and petitions have been filed to revoke that probation.