Reported disturbance leads to arrest


A reported rolling disturbance early Friday morning on University Drive resulted in the arrest of a man who allegedly rammed his vehicle several times into a vehicle driven by his former girlfriend.

The alleged victim had filed seven separate police reports against Anthony Smith, 23, within a two-month period before Smith was arrested, Deputy Prosecutor Maxie Kizer said during a court hearing Monday for Smith.

According to a probable cause affidavit from Detective Mike Sweeney, police were sent to the intersection of University Drive and Pullen Street, where the alleged victim told officers Smith had followed her vehicle with his and at one point, pulled up beside her and told her he was going to kill her, then rammed her vehicle several times before driving away.

Kizer said Smith drove by while officers were talking to the alleged victim and after she pointed him out, police stopped his vehicle and determined that damage to his vehicle matched the damage to the alleged victim’s vehicle.

Sweeney said in the affidavit that the alleged victim had previously filed reports against Smith with both the Pine Bluff and White Hall police departments and had also obtained a protection order against him.

Pine Bluff District Judge John Kearney set a $25,000 bond for Smith, who Kizer said had no prior convictions or pending charges, after ruling prosecutors had probable cause to charge him with aggravated assault, terroristic threatening and stalking.

Kearney also ordered Smith to have no contact with the alleged victim until the case is settled.

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