Woman arrested after Sunday shooting


A Pine Bluff man was shot in the face and a woman arrested after a reported disturbance at an apartment complex on the north side of the city Sunday.

Korenia Wilson, 27, allegedly shot James Peres, who was described as her “live-in boyfriend,” according to a probable cause affidavit from police Detective Sam Atkinson.

Atkinson reported that police were sent to 2300 Woodgate Lane at 5:20 a.m. in response to a reported disturbance involving Wilson and Peres. Wilson reported that Peres hit her but police reported seeing no signs of visible injuries and told Peres to leave.

At 6:20 a.m., police received information that Peres had been shot and after the shooting, had driven himself to Emergency Ambulance Service Inc. at University Drive and Pullen Street where he was taken by ambulance to Jefferson Regional Medical Center.

Peres reportedly told police he had gone back to the apartment he shared with Wilson to get a phone charger and when he tried to use his key to open the door, he found it was blocked by a couch.

Atkinson reported that Peres said he managed to push the door open, stuck his head in, and “heard a gunshot and felt pain to his face in the chin area.”

Bond was set for Wilson at $150,000 on probable cause of criminal attempt first-degree murder and she was told to come back to court Dec. 18.

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