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Man arrested for allegedly beating woman


A Pine Bluff man who is on parole was arrested Wednesday after he allegedly beat a woman.

During a court hearing Friday, Deputy Prosecutor Nicole Pugh said Jamie Young, 33, also resisted when police tried to arrest him, resulting in the use of a Taser by the officers to subdue Young.

According to a probable-cause affidavit from Detective Marcia Oliver of the Pine Bluff Police Department, the woman was in the emergency room at Jefferson Regional Medical Center when police were called, and a female officer was called to the hospital after the alleged victim refused to talk to a male officer.

Pugh said the alleged victim told Oliver that Young had beaten her on Feb. 7, but she was not able to get medical attention at that time. The victim also allegedly said Young had been beating her for nine years.

Oliver said in the affidavit that when officers located Young at the Convention Center Plaza Hotel, he became combative and had to be tased before officers were able to get handcuffs on him. When he was taken to the detective office, he refused to make a statement.

Pugh said Young has prior convictions for aggravated robbery, theft of property and residential burglary and has pending charges of rape and kidnapping stemming from an arrest in 2012.

Because of the pending charges and the fact that Young is on parole, Pine Bluff District Judge John Kearney agreed to Pugh’s request and set bond for Young at $10,000 cash-only after ruling that prosecutors had probable cause to charge him with second-degree domestic battery and refusal to submit to arrest.

Young also was ordered to have no contact with the alleged victim until the case is settled. He said he would hire his own attorney.