Suspect in Sunday altercation turns herself in to police


A Pine Bluff woman who was being sought by police after an alleged fight with another woman Sunday turned herself in Tuesday afternoon.

Keosha Collins, 19, allegedly beat another woman with a set of brass knuckles during an altercation in the 1600 block of South Peach Street, Pine Bluff Police Department Detective Bill Wiegand said in a probable-cause affidavit presented in court Wednesday.

Deputy Prosecutor Maxie Kizer said they when police arrived, they found the alleged victim with blood on her face, arms and shirt, and she was taken to Jefferson Regional Medical Center where she received seven stitches.

Wiegand said in the affidavit that when Collins was questioned, she admitted geting into a fight with the other woman, but denied having a set of brass knuckles and said that rings she was wearing caused the alleged victims’ injuries.

Jefferson County District Judge Kim Bridgforth set a $5,000 bond for Collins, who Kizer said had no prior convictions or pending charges, after ruling that prosecutors had probable cause to charge her with second-degree battery and criminal use of a prohibited weapon.

Collins also was ordered to have no contact with the alleged victim until the case is settled.

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