Man arrested after alleged assault on woman


A police investigation that began with a report that a woman had been beaten up and her arm cut resulted in the arrest of a man who allegedly caused the injuries.

Carl Thompson, 24, told police the woman jumped on him, and said her arm was cut when she broke the window of his vehicle, Detective Steve Rucker said in a probable cause affidavit presented in court Wednesday.

According to the affidavit, the alleged victim was being treated Monday at Jefferson Regional Medical Center when police were contacted. She said she had gone to Thompson’s residence to retrieve some of her personal belongings when the two got into an altercation.

Thompson allegedly jumped into his vehicle with the woman’s belongings and she said she reached her arm into an open window to get the items when Thompson rolled the window up, pinning her arm.

Rucker said when the alleged victim was able to free her arm, it was cut to the bone and she went to the hospital for treatment.

Pine Bluff District Judge John Kearney set a $5,000 bond for Thompson after ruling prosecutors had probable cause to charge him with second-degree domestic battery.

Thompson was ordered to have no contact with the alleged victim until the case is settled.