Parolee accused in shooting incident


A Pine Bluff man who is on parole was arrested Monday after being identified as one of two men who allegedly fired shots at another man Jan. 13.

Christopher Scarver, 20, was picked out of a photo lineup by the alleged victim, Detective Temmiothy Johnson of the Pine Bluff Police Department said in a probable-cause affidavit that was presented in court Tuesday.

According to the affidavit, the alleged victim said he was walking on West 17th Avenue at about 6:30 p.m. Jan. 3, when he saw a crowd of people at the Mulberry Street intersection.

Johnson said in the affidavit the alleged victim told police he didn’t want to get into an altercation so he changed directions and while walking on Ash Street, he saw Scarver and another man, Cedrick Howe, shooting at him.

The affidavit said the alleged victim ran to a convenience store where he called a relative to come pick him up, and told police the incident may have been in retaliation for a previous incident involving Scarver’s sister.

Jefferson County District Judge Kim Bridgforth set a $10,000 cash-only bond for Scarver after ruling that prosecutors had probable cause to charge him with aggravated assault.

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

Howe was arrested last week on the same charge.