Reported disturbance results in arrest

A Pine Bluff woman was arrested Wednesday afternoon after she allegedly chased another woman with a hammer, then damaged the other woman’s vehicle.

Tabitha Henderson, 24, was allegedly angry at the other woman because they both have children about the same age with the same man, Detective Jerry Lambert said in a probable cause affidavit.

During a court hearing Friday, Deputy Prosecutor Maxie Kizer said the incident occurred when police were called to the 1200 block of Chestnut Street at about 2 p.m. Wednesday in response to a reported disturbance.

The alleged victim told police Henderson had come to her residence with a hammer, and tried to hit the victim in the head with it.

Lambert said in the affidavit that Henderson then allegedly hit a vehicle in the yard with the hammer, causing significant damage to it.

According to the affidavit, Henderson allegedly admitted damaging the vehicle, but denied trying to strike the alleged victim.

Jefferson County District Judge Kim Bridgforth set a $10,000 bond for Henderson after ruling that prosecutors had probable cause to charge her with aggravated assault and criminal mischief.

Bridgforth also ordered Henderson to have no contact with the alleged victim until the case is settled.

Henderson said she would hire her own attorney.