A reported armed disturbance Saturday morning led to the arrest of a man who allegedly hit his girlfriend in the face several times, resulting in a swollen eye and scratches.
Doron Grisby, 22, who is currently on parole, had previously been convicted of misdemeanor domestic battery and could now be charged with a felony, Deputy Prosecutor Maxie Kizer said Tuesday morning.
Detective Sam Atkinson reported that police were sent to the 1400 block of West 17th Avenue at 10 a.m. where the female victim said she and Grisby had been involved in a verbal argument at another location.
Kizer said the woman put Grisby in her car and drove to a house on West 17th Avenue where he refused to get out of the car and struck her several times.
Arkinson reported that Grisby ran when police arrived at the scene and was arrested in a wooded area nearby.
Kizer said in addition to being on parole, Grisby had multiple failures to appear in district court, including one earlier this year.
Pine Bluff District Judge John Kearney set a $25,000 cash only bond for Grisby after ruling prosecutors had probable cause to charge him with second offense third-degree domestic battery, a felony.
Kearney also ordered Grisby to have no contact with the alleged victim and to come back to court Aug. 28 at 9 a.m.