Woman arrested after allegedly pointing gun at another woman Thursday


A Pine Bluff woman was arrested Thursday after she allegedly pointed a gun at another women inside a business on West 28th Avenue.

Cheryl Hargraves, 47, denied the incident, according to a probable cause affidavit from Detective James Huff that was presented in court Friday.

According to the affidavit, police were sent to Olympic Healthcare at 3077 West 28th Ave., where the alleged victim, Carla Thomas, told officers she owned 50 percent of the business and was removing some of her property on the advice of her attorney.

Huff said in the affidavit that Thomas told officers that she was confronted by Hargraves, who allegedly told Thomas “she was not taking anything” and also told her to leave the business.

Thomas also told officers that Hargraves pulled a revolver out of her jacket pocket and pointed it at Thomas, then Hargraves left after Thomas told her that police had already been called.

Huff said in the affidavit that when Hargraves was questioned, she said she had gotten a call about an alarm at the business and when she went there, the door was unlocked and when she opened the door, Thomas pushed her.

Hargraves also denied pointing a gun at Thomas, Huff said in the affidavit.

Jefferson County District Judge Kim Bridgforth set a $25,000 bond for Hargraves after ruling that prosecutors had probable cause to charge her with aggravated assault.

Bridgforth also ordered Hargraves to have no contact with Thomas until the case is settled, and told her to come back to court May 17.