PB man arrested after allegedly firing shots during altercation


A Pine Bluff man was arrested Wednesday after he was linked to an alleged altercation on the north side of the city in March.

Brandon Williams, 26, allegedly punched one person and pulled a gun and fired several shots before leaving the scene, Deputy Prosecutor Maxie Kizer said during a court hearing Thursday for Williams.

Detective Steven Rucker said in a probable cause affidavit that police were sent to the 2300 block of West Reed Street at 1:30 p.m. March 20 and talked to the alleged victims, a male and female.

Kizer said the female, who was not identified in court, told police there had been a fight between her brother and Williams’ brother and when she tried to break it up, Williams punched her in the face, then pulled out a gun and fired several shots.

Jefferson County District Judge Kim Bridgforth set a $50,000 bond for Williams after ruling prosecutors had probable cause to charge him with aggravated assault, second-degree battery and discharging a firearm from a car.

Bridgforth also ordered Williams to have no contact with the alleged victims until the case is settled and told him to come back to court May 23.

Williams said he would hire his own attorney.