Reported disturbance call involving gun ends in arrest


A reported disturbance at a house in central Pine Bluff on Thursday reseulted in the arrest of a woman who police said was sitting outside a house with a handgun in plain sight.

Autumn Nelson, 22, was sitting at a table with the gun on the table, and also had a carry permit for the gun on the table, Deputy Prosecutor Rik Ramsey said during a court hearing for Nelson on Friday.

Detective Marsha Oliver said in a probable-cause affidavit that Nelson and another woman had allegedly argued before Nelson went into the house, got a silver and black handgun, and brought it outside.

Nelson allegedly pointed the gun at the other woman and threatened to use it, but when questioned, Nelson denied those allegations, Oliver said in the affidavit.

Pine Bluff District Judge John Kearney set a $10,000 bond for Nelson after ruling that prosecutors had probable cause to charge her with aggravated assault.

The judge also ordered Nelson to have no contact with the alleged victim until the case is settled, and told her to come back to court Sept. 12.

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