PB man accused of stabbing female relative

A Pine Bluff man was arrested Saturday after he allegedly stabbed a female relative following an altercation at a house in the Dollarway area.

George Laughry, 53, was “too intoxicated to be interviewed,” Detective Chris Wieland of the Pine Bluff Police Department said in a probable-cause affidavit presented in court Monday.

Deputy Prosecutor Jill Reed said police were sent to the 5700 block of Cheatham Street to investigate the stabbing and initial reports were that the woman stabbed herself.

Wieland said in the affidavit that the woman received a stab wound to the right armpit and was taken to Jefferson Regional Medical Center for treatment.

Reed said the alleged victim is deaf but able to read lips, and when she was asked who stabbed her, said Laughry had. The alleged victim gave the same answer when Wieland gave her a piece of paper asking who stabbed her.

Jefferson County District Judge Kim Bridgforth set a $25,000 bond for Laughry after ruling that prosecutors had probable cause to charge him with second-degree domestic battery.

Laughry 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 Laughry.