Woman arrested after allegedly hitting boyfriend's car


A Pine Bluff woman who accused her boyfriend of stealing from her was arrested Monday after she allegedly rammed his car with hers while both were traveling down the street.

Latasha Childs, 32, reportedly told police she had hit the other car but said her vehicle had been hit first, Deputy Prosecutor Maxie Kizer said during a court hearing Tuesday for Childs.

Detective Sgt. David DeFoor reported that he was traveling east on Sixth Avenue at about 6:08 p.m. when he saw a white Lincoln about a block in front of him and a Ford Crown Victoria that was several blocks ahead of the Lincoln.

Kizer said the Lincoln, driven by Childs, allegedly struck the Ford at the intersection of Sixth Avenue and Fir Street and kept going. Police stopped that vehicle at Sixth Avenue and Fir Street.

DeFoor reported that Childs waived her right to an attorney and said the boyfriend had “stolen her stuff while she was in jail” and also said that the Ford Crown Victoria had “bumped” her vehicle several times.

Pine Bluff District Judge John Kearney set a $25,000 bond for Childs after ruling prosecutors had probable cause to charge her with aggravated assault.

Kearney also ordered Childs, who Kizer said had no prior convictions or pending charges, to have no contact with the boyfriend until the case is settled and to come back to court at 9 a.m. May 29.