Bond set in alleged domestic incident


A $10,000 bond was set Tuesday for a Pine Bluff man who allegedly bit his girlfriend on the arm and broke a window on her vehicle.

Pine Bluff District Judge John Kearney set the bond after ruling that prosecutors had probable cause to charge Michael Chidester, 29, with second-offense third-degree domestic battery, a felony.

According to court records, Chidester was convicted of misdemeanor domestic battery in 2011 and has another second-offense charge pending in Circuit Court involving the same victim.

Detective Marsha Oliver said in a probable cause affidavit that police were sent to an apartment at 1300 S. Plum St., Saturday at 1:50 p.m., in response to a reported disturbance.

The alleged victim said Chidester was very intoxicated when he approached her “yelling and screaming” and when she asked him to leave her alone, he allegedly shattered the back window of her vehicle, then bit her on the left arm.

Oliver said in the affidavit that when police located Chidester, he was bleeding.

In addition to setting the bond, Kearney ordered Chidester to have no contact with the alleged victim until the case is settled.