Reported armed disturbance ends in arrest


A reported armed disturbance early Saturday morning on University Drive led to the arrest of a man who allegedly threatened his girlfriend with a knife.

Charlesmone Sanders, 22, was found asleep with a large knife under him, Detective Michael Roberts said in a probable-cause affidavit that was presented in court Tuesday.

According to the affidavit, police were sent to 1017 N. University Drive, where the alleged victim said Sanders had “stayed out all night and she threw his clothes out of the trailer” they shared. When Sanders returned, he allegedly became angry and the two got into a verbal altercation when he came inside.

Roberts said the alleged victim asked Sanders to leave and he refused, so she “went outside and disconnected the air conditioning so he would be uncomfortable while he was trying to sleep.”

Sanders allegedly came outside with a large knife and “told her he would cut her if she cut off the air conditioner,” then allegedly chased her around the trailer.

Pine Bluff District Judge John Kearney set a $2,500 bond for Sanders after ruling that prosecutors had probable cause to charge him with terroristic threatening.

Sanders was also ordered to have no contact with the alleged victim until the case is settled.