A Pine Bluff woman who allegedly threatened her former boyfriend by sending him text messages was arrested Wednesday afternoon after an investigation by police.
Aviva Usifo, 21, allegedly threatened to shoot Brian Johnson, Deputy Prosecutor Maxie Kizer said during a court hearing for Usifo Thursday.
Kizer said Usifo also threatened to “blow his house up, and put gas in his light bulbs so when he turned on the lights, the house would blow up.”
Detective Jeremy Funderburg reported that Johnson contacted police in June after receiving the text messages from Usifo and told officers he had been friends with Usifo and “she wanted a relationship but he didn’t want a relationship” and she got angry.
In court Thursday, Usifo told Judge Kim Bridgforth she and Johnson “had a child together.”
Funderburg reported that when Usifo was questioned about the text messages, she admitted sending them “but didn’t mean it.”
Bridgforth set a $25,000 bond for Usifo after ruling prosecutors had probable cause to charge her with first-degree terroristic threatening.
Usifo was also ordered to have no contact with Johnson until the case is settled and to come back to court Oct. 4.
The Public Defender’s Office was appointed to represent Usifo.