Reported domestic disturbance leads to arrest


A reported domestic disturbance on the west side of Pine Bluff on Tuesday morning resulted in the arrest of a man who allegedly punched his girlfriend, broke two televisions and said her vehicle would blow up when she turned the key.

Because of a prior misdemeanor conviction for third-degree domestic battery in 2007, Carl Antonio Davis, 29, could be charged with a second offense, a felony.

Davis, who is on parole and probation, will have to post a $25,000 bond to be released from the County Detention Center after Jefferson County District Judge Kim Bridgforth ruled Wednesday that prosecutors had probable cause to charge him with terroristic threatening, as well as second offense third-degree domestic battery.

Detective Michael Roberts reported that Officer Edward Johnson was sent to the 3800 block of West 28th Avenue at 7:31 a.m., in response to a reported disturbance.

The female victim told Johnson that Davis, her boyfriend, had punched her multiple times in the face and torso, and Johnson reported seeing bruises on the victim’s face and shoulder.

Davis was not there at the time and Johnson left the scene. He was called back a short time later after the victim reported that her side door had been kicked in, and she said Davis had thrown her food on the floor and destroyed two flat-screen televisions.

Roberts also reported that the victim played several voice mail messages that Davis allegedly left her, claiming that her vehicle would blow up.

Records at the prosecutor’s office indicated Davis had prior convictions for second-degree battery, theft by receiving and terroristic act as well as the misdemeanor domestic battery charge.

In addition to setting the bond, Bridgforth ordered Davis to have no contact with the victim until the case is settled, and told him to come back to court Feb. 20.

Davis said he would hire his own attorney.