Woman arrested after allegedly stabbing former boyfriend


A reported disturbance at a house on the west side of Pine Bluff on Monday resulted in the arrest of a woman who allegedly stabbed her former boyfriend in the eye.

Melissa Bacon, 32, had a prior conviction for domestic battery in July and because of the arrest Monday, could be charged with a felony.

Detective Steven Rucker reported that Bacon went to 3301 Fair Oaks where she met her former boyfriend and a physical altercation ensued.

During the altercation, Bacon reportedly pulled a knife out of her car and threatened to cut the tires and upholstery of the man’s vehicle, Rucker said in a probable cause affidavit. The former boyfriend then reportedly took the knife away from Bacon and she allegedly hit his hand, causing the knife to strike the inside socket of the man’s right eye.

The probable cause affidavit did not indicate whether the man went to the hospital for treatment.

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

Judge Kearney also ordered Bacon to have no contact with the alleged victim until the case is settled, and told her to come back to court Nov. 28.

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