Suspect in April shooting arrested


A Pine Bluff man was arrested Wednesday in connection with a reported shooting incident in April at a business on the east side of the city.

Brandon Williams, 26, allegedly shot Marcus McCoy, 34, according to a probable cause affidavit from Detective Cassandra McAfee that was presented during a court hearing Friday.

Deputy Prosecutor Maxie Kizer said McCoy was interviewed at Jefferson Regional Medical Center on April 26 and told police he was at a business in the 700 block of Ohio Street when Williams pulled out a gun and started shooting, hitting McCoy in the right arm.

McAfee said in the affidavit that Williams was identified from a photo lineup.

Kizer said Williams is out on bond and has pending charges of discharging a firearm from a vehicle, second-degree battery and aggravated assault, as well as several failures to appear from District Court.

Because of those pending charges, Pine Bluff District Judge John Kearney set a $50,000 cash-only bond after ruling that prosecutors had probable cause to charge Williams with first-degree battery.

Pine Bluff attorney William Howard, who said he would represent Williams, objected to the cash-only bond and asked that it be reduced, but Kearney declined and told Howard to file paperwork asking for a bond reduction.

Williams was ordered to have no contact with McCoy until the case is settled, and told to come back to court July 5.