Police arrest man after alleged domestic disturbance

A Pine Bluff man previously convicted of misdemeanor domestic battery in 2011 could be charged with a felony after he was arrested Monday morning following a disturbance on the west side of the city.

Marcus Harris, 32, allegedly choked and hit a woman in the face, Detective Brad Vilches said in a probable cause affidavit.

Deputy Prosecutor Maxie Kizer said the woman told police she had gone to an apartment in the 1700 block of Catalpa Street to get her vehicle at about 8:09 a.m., and Harris allegedly got mad and attacked her.

Vilches reported the woman had physical injuries to her face and was bleeding when she talked to officers.

Harris reportedly told police he was asleep and the woman hit him in the face, waking him up.

Jefferson County District Judge Kim Bridgforth set a $25,000 bond for Harris after ruling prosecutors had probable cause to charge him with second offense third-degree domestic battery, a Class D Felony.

Bridgforth also ordered Harris to have no contact with Davis until the case is settled and told him to come back to court at 9 a.m. Nov. 21.

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