Woman arrested after allegedly stabbing boyfriend


A Pine Bluff woman was arrested Sunday after she allegedly stabbed her boyfriend during an altercation between the two.

Lanisha Smith, 26, allegedly stabbed the man while he was trying to climb a fence to get away from her, Deputy Prosecutor Nicole Pugh said during a court hearing for Smith on Monday.

According to a probable-cause affidavit from Detective Roger Gray of the Pine Bluff Police Department, Smith allegedly hit the man several times, then went into a house, got a knife, and stabbed the man in the right thigh.

Pugh said witnesses to the incident said the man was trying to break up an altercation between Smith and another person when Smith began to hit him.

According to the affidavit, Smith denied stabbing the man and told police he cut himself while climbing the fence.

Jefferson County District Judge Kim Bridgforth set a $10,000 bond for Smith, who Pugh said had no prior convictions or pending charges, after ruling that prosecutors had probable cause to charge her with second-degree domestic battery.

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

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