Cash-only bond set in alleged domestic battery

A $25,000 cash-only bond was set Tuesday for a Pine Bluff man who allegedly hit his wife in the face on Feb. 10, breaking the woman’s jaw.

Pine Bluff District Judge John Kearney set the bond after ruling prosecutors had probable cause to charge Milton Jones, 28, with second-degree domestic battery.

Detective Marcia Oliver reported that Jones’ wife said he struck her in the face with his fist, then shoved her head into a wall.

The victim was taken to Jefferson Regional Medical Center, where she was treated, and will require surgery, Oliver said in the probable cause affidavit.

When Jones was interviewed, he denied hitting the woman, and told police she “injured herself,” Oliver reported.

In addition to setting the bond, Judge Kearney ordered Jones, who is currently on probation on charges of aggravated assault and possession of a controlled substance with purpose to deliver to have no contact with the alleged victim.

Jones was told to come back to court April 2.