Man allegedly assaults two women in parking lot dispute

A Pine Bluff man was arrested by officers with the Pine Bluff Police Department on Tuesday in response to a July 1 incident in the parking lot of the Ramada Inn in which two women were assaulted.

PBPD Detective Steven Rucker said in a probable-cause affidavit that David Kilcrease, 36, was identified as the man who was involved in a parking lot dispute with two women whose car was allegedly blocked in by Kilcrease. Rucker said that on July 1 officer Andrea Cherry was dispatched to the Pine Bluff Convention Center after reports of an armed disturbance in the Ramada Inn parking lot.

Rucker said Cherry interviewed two women who said they could not leave because a car was blocking them in. Rucker said that the two women told Cherry that they asked the driver to move several times and that the driver became angry and then drew a knife on them and spit at them through the driver’s window. Rucker said the women took a photograph of the car’s license plate and that a trace identified Kilcrease as the owner of the car.

Rucker said he obtained Kilcrease’s phone number from the man’s mother and attempted to get Kilcrease to meet with him. Rucker said that Kilcrease had agreed to meet July 3 but failed to show up at which point Rucker telephoned him and asked if he still planned to meet.

Rucker said that Kilcrease told him July 3 he would not meet with Rucker because he knew there was a warrant out for his arrest.

On Thursday, Jefferson County District Judge Kim Bridgforth set a $50,000 bond for Kilcrease after ruling that prosecutors had probable cause to charge him with two counts of aggravated assault.

Kilcrease was ordered to have no contact with the two victims and was told to report back to court Aug. 27.

The Public Defender’s Office was appointed to represent Kilcrease.