Disturbance call results in arrest


A reported disturbance at a house in central Pine Bluff on Sunday resulted in the arrest of a man who allegedly hit a young boy in the mouth.

Henry Williams, 60, denied the allegation when he was questioned, Detective James Williams reported in a probable cause affidavit.

Detective Williams reported that Officer Maurice Hopkins was sent to a house in the 300 block of West 22nd Avenue at 12:30 p.m., in response to a reported domestic disturbance and was told by a witness that Williams had “punched her 11-year-old brother in the mouth.”

The witness said her mother and Williams were fighting when the boy got between them.

Detective Williams reported that the boy and Henry Williams both said the boy cursed Henry Williams, who grabbed the boy and pulled him out of the house. When they reached an outside fence, the boy allegedly grabbed the fence and Henry Williams grabbed the boy’s hands.

Hopkins reported that the boy had a cut lip.

Pine Bluff District Judge John Kearney set a $5,000 bond for Henry Williams after ruling that prosecutors had probable cause to charge him with second-degree domestic battery.

Kearney ordered Williams to have no contact with the boy and told him to come back to court Feb. 25.