Reported domestic disturbance leads to arrest


A reported disturbance at a house on the west side of Pine Bluff on Sunday resulted in the arrest of a man who allegedly hit his girlfriend, then cut her and her son with a kitchen fork.

Roderick Smith, 29, also allegedly damaged a wheelchair ramp at the house, Detective Marcia Oliver said in a probable cause affidavit.

Oliver reported that the woman said Smith struck her in the head with his fist, leaving a knot on her forehead, then went to the kitchen where he got the fork and stabbed her and her son before leaving.

The incident was reported at at 12:34 a.m. at 3505 W. 2nd Ave., and alleged victim said Smith was intoxicated at the time.

Pine Bluff District Judge John Kearney set a $10,000 bond for Smith after ruling prosecutors had probable cause to charge him with second offense third-degree domestic battery and with criminal mischief.

Court records showed that Smith was convicted of third-degree domestic battery in 2010.

Kearney set a $10,000 bond for Smith and told him to come back to court April 2.