Man arrested after alleged fight

A reported fight between two men Wednesday night in the yard of a house on the west side of Pine Bluff resulted in the arrest of one of them for allegedly cutting the other with a knife.

Jamon Carter, 22, allegedly told police he “always carried a knife,” but denied cutting the alleged victim, Detective Jacqueline Stevenson of the Pine Bluff Police Department said in a probable-cause affidavit presented in court Friday.

Deputy Prosecutor Nicole Pugh said police were called to the 3100 block of Iris Street and contacted the alleged victim, who was standing across the street from the house where the altercation allegedly occurred, and who had a stick in his hand.

According to the affidavit, the alleged victim said Carter had a knife and had hit him in the mouth, and he picked up a stick to defend himself.

Pugh said the alleged victim had a cut on the chest.

When Carter was interviewed, he allegedly admitted that he and the other man had been involved in a verbal altercation that became physical.

Jefferson County District Judge Kim Bridgforth set a $10,000 bond for Carter, who Pugh said had no prior convictions or pending charges, after ruling that prosecutors had probable cause to charge him with second-degree battery.

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

The Public Defender’s Office was appointed to represent Carter.