Woman arrested for allegedly breaking vehicle windows, making threats

A Pine Bluff woman accused of breaking the windows in two vehicles and threatening to kill the owner of one of them was arrested Tuesday morning.

Teresa Mallett, 45, said during a court hearing Thursday that the accusations were a “bunch of hearsay,” and said she was being considered “guilty until proven innocent.”

Deputy Prosecutor Maxie Kizer said the vehicles were parked in the 1800 block of East Sevcnth Avenue on April 21 when Mallett allegedly broke windows in them, resulting in an estimated $3,166.24 in damage.

Detective Sam Atkinson said in a probable cause affidavit that when Mallett was arrested Tuesday, she allegedly said she was going to kill the owner of one of the vehicles, who told police Mallett had previously fired a gun at him.

Kizer said Mallett has previous criminal convictions in Wisconsin and West Virginia.

at Kizer’s request, Jefferson County District Judge Kim Bridgforth set a $50,000 bond for Mallett after ruling that prosecutors had probable cause to charge her with first-degree criminal mischief and with terroristic threatening.

Bridgforth also ordered Mallett to have no contact with the alleged victim, and told her to come back to court June 13.