Bond set in alleged assault


A $100,000 bond was set Thursday for a man who allegedly rammed a vehicle driven by his girlfriend with his own vehicle on Tuesday after the two had a verbal dispute.

Eugene Leguie, 25, was described as a potential flight risk by police, and is on felony probation from California, Deputy Prosecutor Maxie Kizer said during a court hearing for Leguie.

Detective Jerry Lambert said in a probable-cause affidavit that police were called to the parking lot of a restaurant in downtown Pine Bluff at 1:30 p.m. to investigate what was reported as a hit-and-run accident.

Kizer said the alleged victim told police she and Leguie had gotten into a verbal altercation after “she caught him cheating on her” and he ran into her vehicle repeatedly while she was driving on University Avenue.

According to the affidavit from Lambert, Leguie has prior convictions for robbery, burglary and on weapons charges in California.

Jefferson County District Judge Kim Bridgforth ordered Leguie to have no contact with the alleged victim after ruling that prosecutors had probable cause to charge him with aggravated assault.

Leguie said he would hire his own attorney.