Man on parole accused of rape


A Pine Bluff man currently on parole was arrested Sunday after he allegedly pointed a gun at a woman and raped her.

Christopher Stokes, 29, allegedly told police the sex was consensual, Detective Jeremy Oswalt said in a probable cause affidavit presented in district court Tuesday.

According to the affidavit, police were sent to an apartment in the 1100 block of East 26th Avenue just after 7 a.m. Sunday where the alleged victim said Stokes came to her apartment the previous night and the two argued before he battered her, flicked cigarette ashes at her, threatened her with a gun, and forced her to have sex with him.

Oswalt said in the affidavit the woman told police she and Stokes went to sleep and she woke up before he did and was able to call 911.

Stokes was arrested. During a search of the woman’s apartment, police found a handgun allegedly used by Stokes to threaten the woman.

Pine Bluff District Judge John Kearney set a $25,000 cash only bond for Stokes Tuesday after ruling prosecutors had probable cause to charge him with rape and with being a felon in possession of a firearm.

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