By Ray King

A $10,000 bond was set Thursday for a Pine Bluff man accused of punching and choking his girlfriend during an altercation.

Jefferson County District Judge Kim Bridgforth set the bond after ruling prosecutors haves probable cause to charge Fredrick Hunter, 41, with aggravated assault.

Reading from a probable cause affidavit from Detective Tamina Smith, Deputy Prosecutor MIrcha King said at 12:34 a.m. Wednesday, police were sent ot a reported domestic disturbance in the 600 block of West 29th Avenue. When they arrive, they found a male later identified as Hunter wearing no shirt and fanning his face. He told police his girlfriend had pepper sprayed him because of a misunderstanding.

The victim said Hunter stopped punching her and began to choke her and she could not breathe.

Hunter was ordered to have no contact with the victim until the case is settled.