Woman arrested for allegedly chasing husband with knife


A Pine Bluff woman was arrested early Friday morning after she allegedly chased her husband around their house with a large knife.

Rosalyn Jones, 45, also allegedly cut her husband’s clothes while she was chasing him, Detective Jerry Lambert said during a court appearance Friday for Jones.

Lambert said police were sent to the 1700 block of South Cedar Street in response to a reported altercation, which was about one of the couple’s children.

During the altercation, Jones allegedly picked up a large butcher knife in the kitchen and chased her husband, Ira Jones, 60, through the residence, cutting at his clothing.

Lambert said Ira Jones’ shirt and pants leg were cut.

Ira Jones was arrested on an outstanding misdemeanor warrant for failure to appear in court.

Lambert said Rosalyn Jones had “an extensive criminal history,” including convictions for forgery, theft and aggravated assault on a family member.

Pine Bluff District Judge John Kearney set a $25,000 bond for Rosalyn Jones after ruling prosecutors had probable cause to charge her with aggravated assault on a family or household member.

She was also ordered to have no contact with Ira Jones until the case is settled and told to come back to court July 17.

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