Man accused of stalking former girlfriend

A $50,000 bond was set Thursday for a Pine Bluff man who allegedly stalked his former girlfriend and ignored a no-contact order issued by the court.

Jefferson County District Judge Kim Bridgforth set the bond after ruling prosecutors had probable cause to charge Markeith Harris, 31, with felony stalking.

Deputy Prosecutor Maxie Kizer said during the court hearing that the protection order had been issued after Harris was accused of shooting the alleged victim’s mother in January.

According to a probable cause affidavit from Detective Jacqueline Stevenson, police were called to the alleged victim’s residence at 4 a.m. Oct. 20 in the 3200 block of Fair Oaks after she reported that Harris had thrown a brick through her bedroom window.

The alleged victim told police she and Harris had been involved in a romantic relationship until she broke off the relationship. He allegedly continued to follow her to work and stood across from her residence and yelled obscenities at her.

In addition to setting the bond, Bridgforth continued the no contact order.

Harris said he would hire his own attorney.