Alleged stabbing results in arrest


A reported armed disturbance Sunday night at a house in central Pine Bluff resulted in the arrest of a woman who allegedly stabbed her former boyfriend.

Natasha Harkness, 38, allegedly got into a fight with the man after going to his house in the 600 block of West 26th Avenue, Deputy Prosecutor Maxie Kizer said during a court hearing Tuesday for Harkness.

Detective Steven Rucker reported that the alleged victim received a 4-inch cut to the left forearm and Hartness also received a cut during the altercation. Both were taken to Jefferson Regional Medical Center where they were treated and released.

Kizer said a witness who was in the house with the alleged victim confirmed his story.

Jefferson County District Judge Kim Bridgforth set a $10,000 bond for Hartness after ruling prosecutors had probable cause to charge her with second-degree domestic battery.

Bridgforth also ordered Hartness to have no contact with the alleged victim until the case is settled and to come back to court May 7.

Hartness said she would hire her own attorney.