Pine Bluff man faces aditional assault allegations


A Pine Bluff man who appeared in court Wednesday on allegations that he pointed a gun at another man in January was back in court Friday, accused of driving his vehicle into his mother’s vehicle during an argument last week.

Brandon Lasley, 19, also allegedly attempted to run over his mother with a vehicle, Deputy Prosecutor Maxie Kizer said during the court hearing Friday.

The incident occurred at about 6:45 p.m. Sunday in the 1400 block of Collins Ave., Detective Brad Vilches said in a probable cause affidavit.

Vilches said police saw that the door of the woman’s car was smashed in and the vehicle was heavily damaged as a result of the incident.

Lasley was previously accused of pointing a gun at another person in January and threatening to kill the other person.

On Wednesday, Jefferson County District Judge Kim Bridgforth set a $25,000 bond for Lasley after ruling that prosecutors had probable cause to charge him with aggravated assault. Because of that prior incident, Bridgforth set a $25,000 cash-only bond Friday after ruling prosecutors had probable cause to charge Lasley with aggravated assault on a family or household member, and first-degree criminal mischief.

In both cases, Lasley was ordered to have no contact with the alleged victims until the cases are settled.