Bond set in alleged domestic battery


A Pine Bluff man who has a prior conviction for misdemeanor domestic battery will have to post a $10,000 cash-only bond to be released from the adult detention center after being arrested again for allegedly beating his girlfriend.

Bryan Johnson, 35, was taken into custody after police were sent to a reported domestic disturbance, Detective Larry Gailey said in a probable cause affidavit.

During a court hearing Wednesday, Deputy Prosecutor Maxie Kizer said that when police arrived, they heard the alleged victim yelling, asking a subject later identified as Johnson to “get off her and stop hitting her.”

Kizer said Johnson has a prior misdemeanor conviction in 2006, and pending charges including a second offense, third-degree domestic battery, a felony.

Jefferson County District Judge Kim Bridgforth, who set the bond, ordered Johnson to have no contact with the alleged victim until the case is settled, and told him to come back to court June 12.

Johnson said he would hire his own attorney.