Police arrest man in alleged shooting


A Pine Bluff man was arrested Thursday after he allegedly shot his girlfriend earlier in the month.

Jamelle Jackson, 24, who is currently on probation, allegedly shot the woman in the foot on March 1, according to a probable cause affidavit from Detective Marcia Oliver.

During a court hearing Friday, Deputy Prosecutor Maxie Kizer said the woman went to the Detective Office to report the incident and also said Jackson had previously held a gun to her head.

She said she went to Jefferson Regional Medical Center for treatment and told the doctor she didn’t know who shot her.

Kizer said the alleged victim went to JRMC for treatment but the hospital did not report the shooting to police.

Oliver reported that the alleged victim had obtained an order of protection against Jackson but disobeyed it by going back and living with Jackson.

When Jackson was interviewed, he said he did not shoot the woman, Oliver said in the affidavit.

Jefferson County District Judge Kim Bridgforth set a $50,000 cash-only bond for Jackson after ruling prosecutors had probable cause to charge him with second-degree domestic battery.

Jackson was also ordered to have no contact with the alleged victim and was told to come back to court April 19.

Jackson said he would hire his own attorney.