By Ray King

A $10,000 bond was set Monday for a Pine Bluff man who allegedly cut his girlfriend and later a witness during an altercation Saturday.

Jefferson County District Judge Kim Bridgforth set the bond after ruling prosecutors have probable cause to charge Timmie Washington, 49, with second-degree domestic battery.

Deputy Prosecutor Beth Carson said sheriff’s deputies arrested Sims after they responded to a reported disturbance on Allison Road at 4:18 a.m. and found the victim whose face had been cut and Washington sitting in a vehicle.

Sheriff’s Investigator Sgt. Johnathan Powell reported that when he arrived, he saw blood inside the vehicle and the victim’s hair clips on the ground. He also spoke to a witness and Carson repeated what the witness told Powell.

Powell went to the hospital where the victim initially said she had been attacked by a woman she didn’t know then said Washington had become angry and left her at Lowe’s Travel Plaza, then cut her face and started pulling her hair out. She said she didn’t want to involve Washington because she had no other place to go.

Deputies reported the victim had a one-inch cut on her face below the lip and hair was missing on the back of her head.

Washington was ordered to have no contact with the victim until the case is settled and told to come back to court on May 26.