A $10,000 bond was set Wednesday for a Pine Bluff man who allegedly struck his girlfriend’s daughter Tuesday night, resulting in visible injuries to her face.
Pine Bluff District Judge John Kearney set the bond after ruling that prosecutors had probable cause to charge Vincent Farris, 49, with second offense third-degree domestic battery, a felony.
Deputy Prosecutor Maxie Kizer said the girl is pregnant and that Farris was aware of that.
Detective William Freeman said in a probable-cause affidavit that police were sent at 8:09 p.m. to an address on the east side of Pine Bluff. where the alleged victim said she and Farris had been involved in an altercation at another address and he struck her in the face and stomach.
Kizer said officers saw a knot on the side of the girl’s face, and said Farris had previously been convicted of misdemeanor domestic battery.
In addition to setting the bond, Kearney ordered Farris to have no contact with the alleged victim and told him to come back to court May 22.
Farris said he would hire his own attorney.