Man arrested after allegedly firing shot at father


A reported family disturbance call Saturday at a house on the west side of Pine Bluff ended with the arrest of a man who allegedly fired a shot at his father.

Raymond Anderson, 33, had reportedly been diagnosed as being bipolar and schezophrenic and had last taken his medication a week ago, Detective Brad Vilches said in a probable cause affidavit.

Anderson’s father reportedly told police he heard loud music coming from his son’s room and after telling the son to turn the music down, heard a shot.

Vilches reported that the victim gave police permission to search the residence, and officers found a single shot .12-gauge shotgun on a shelf in the son’s closet.

The stock of the shotgun had been sawed off, and the remainder of the weapon was wrapped in electrical tape, Vilches said in a probable cause affidavit.

Jefferson County District Judge Kim Bridgforth set a $50,000 bond for Anderson after ruling prosecutors had probable cause to charge him with aggravated assault on a family member and possession of a defaced firearm.

Bridgforth also ordered Anderson to have no contact with his father until the case is settled and to come back to court Feb. 6.