Arrest made in alleged armed disturbance

A Pine Bluff man was arrested Monday after he allegedly pointed a gun at another man after a verbal altercation.

Efren Sto Domingo, 48, also allegedly fired a shot during the incident and police recovered a shell casing at the scene, Deputy Prosecutor Maxie Kizer said during a court hearing for Domingo on Wednesday.

Detective Jerry Lambert said in a probable-cause affidavit that the argument was about a dog that had been tied up. During that argument, Domingo allegedly went into his house in the 1100 block of Florida Street and came out with a gun.

Kizer said after police found the shell casing, they obtained a search warrant for Domingo’s house and recovered a .45-caliber handgun that matched the shell casing.

Jefferson County District Judge Kim Bridgforth set a $50,000 bond for Domingo, who Kizer said had no prior convictions or pending charges but had been the subject of an order of protection in a non-related incident.

Bridgforth also ordered Domingo to have no contact with the alleged victim until the case is settled, and told him to come back to court May 29.

Domingo said he would hire his own attorney.