Bond set in alleged domestic incident

A $50,000 bond was set Tuesday for a Pine Bluff man who allegedly hit his brother with a piece of metal during an argument Saturday morning.

Jefferson County District Judge Kim Bridgforth set the bond after ruling that prosecutors had probable cause to charge Clinton Clayton, 50, with second-degree domestic battery.

Detective Jeremy Oswalt said in a probable-cause affidavit that the incident occurred in the 700 block of West 25th Avenue when Clayton and his brother, Jerome Frazier Jr., got into a verbal altercation that turned physical.

Deputy Prosecutor Maxie Kizer said Clayton allegedly struck his brother in the head with a piece of rebar, causing a two-and-a-half inch gash.

Clayton left the scene and was located and arrested the following day.

Kizer said that in addition to the felony allegation, Clayton had three active failure to appear warrants from Pine Bluff District Court.

In addition to setting the bond, Bridgforth ordered Clayton to have no contact with his brother until the case is settled.