Bond set for man who allegedly threatened state trooper


A $25,000 bond was set Monday for a Pine Bluff man who allegedly threatened to kill an Arkansas State Trooper.

Pine Bluff District Judge John Kearney set the bond after ruling prosecutors had probable cause to charge Paul Jones, 51, with felony terroristic threatening.

Trooper Marshall T. Williams reported that he had arrested Jones for DWI Saturday and when he took Jones to the adult detention center, Jones refused to take a breathalyzer test and walked out of the room.

Jones reportedly told Williams “When I see you out on the streets, I will blow your (expletive) head off.”

In addition to the felony allegation, Jones was issued citations for speeding, second offense DWI, and refusal to take a breathalyzer test.

Judge Kearney also ordered Jones to have no contact with Trooper Williams until the case is settled and told him to come back to court March 25.