PB man arrested after reported disturbance Saturday


A reported disturbance Saturday afternoon at a house in the 4900 block of West Ninth Avenue resulted in the arrest of a Pine Bluff man who allegedly assaulted his father, stepmother and girlfriend.

During a court hearing Monday, Deputy Prosecutor Maxie Kizer said Calvin Phillips, 27***, had a prior conviction for misdemeanor domestic battery in 2011.

Detective Michael Roberts said in a probable cause affidavit that when police arrived at the house where the disturbance was reported, they saw several people outside who told them that Phillips was still in the house and had a knife.

Kizer said the incident started as a verbal altercation between Phillips and his girlfriend, and when Phillips’ father tried to intervene, Phillips allegedly tried to stab his father with a screwdriver.

Roberts said in the affidavit that Phillips also allegedly hit his stepmother in the face, knocking out one of her teeth and knocking two others loose.

During the altercation with Phillips’ father, the two reportedly fell off the porch and the father received a broken forearm, Roberts said in the affidavit.

Kizer said police also reported seeing scratches on the face of Phillips’ girlfriend.

Because of the prior conviction, Pine Bluff District Judge John Kearney ruled that prosecutors had probable cause to charge Phillips with three counts of second offense third-degree domestic battery, a felony.

Kearney also ordered Phillips, who Kizer said is currently on probation, to have no contact with any of the alleged victims until the case is settled, and told him to come back to court June 3.

A $25,000 bond was set for Phillips on the allegations and the Public Defender’s Office was appointed to represent him.

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***This article has been corrected from its original version to correct an age. Click here to view the correction notice.