Altheimer man accused of threatening brother, deputy

A $50,000 bond was set Friday for an Altheimer man who allegedly threatened to kill his brother and a Jefferson County Sheriff’s deputy.

Pine Bluff District Judge John Kearney set the bond after ruling that prosecutors had probable cause to charge Corey Jackson, 37, with two counts of terroristic threatening.

Deputy Prosecutor Maxie Kizer said Sheriff’s Cpl. Mark Harper was sent to the 500 block of North Main Street in Altheimer on Thursday in response to a reported altercation. When he arrived, Kizer said, Harper heard Jackson screaming obscenities at his brother.

Sheriff’s Investigator Kaleisha Wise said in a probable-cause affidavit that Jackson allegedly told Harper not to come into the yard, and when Harper told him to calm down, Jackson allegedly said he would kill his brother and Harper.

Kizer said Harper had to deploy his Tazer to get Jackson under control, and while they were on the way to the jail, Jackson allegedly threatened Harper again.

In addition to setting the bond, Kearney told Jackson, who Kizer said has a “long track record of failures to appear” to have no contact with his brother, or with Harper until the case is settled.

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