Bond set in Altheimer shooting


A $50,000 bond was set Monday for an Altheimer woman who allegedly shot her boyfriend after an altercation at Altheimer on Saturday.

Pine Bluff District Judge John Kearney set the bond after ruling that prosecutors had probable cause to charge Ramona Conner, 29, with first-degree battery and three counts of aggravated assault.

Conner allegedly shot Henry Rice in the right arm after the two argued at about 9:39 a.m. at 104 Edline St., Sheriff’s Sgt. Mickey Buffkin said in a probable-cause affidavit.

Conner left the scene before deputies and investigators arrived but the car she was driving was stopped by deputies on University Drive near Watson Boulevard. Buffkin said the affidavit that there were three children, ages 1, 10, and 11 in the car at the time, and a loaded handgun in the driver’s seat.

According to the affidavit, Conner said she and Rice had argued and he had beaten her because he thought she had stolen money from him.

A second victim, Arlisha Gaddy, a sister of Rice, received a superficial wound to the leg, Major Lafayette Woods Jr., said in a press release Saturday.

The shooting allegedly occurred outside the house and according to the affidavit, two adults and the 1-year-old child were present at the time.

In addition to setting the bond, Kearney ordered Conner to have no contact with Rice until the case is settled, and told her to come back to court July 1.

Conner said she would hire her own attorney.