$100,000 in bonds set for man allegedly invovled in two seperate incidents


By Ray King

A total of $100,000 in bonds was set Wednesday for a Pine Bluff man accused of being involved in two separate shooting incidents.

Pine Bluff District Judge John Kearney set a $50,000 bond for Richey Smith, 60, after ruling prosecutors have probable cause to charge him with first-degree battery and terroristic act on Aug. 15, and $50.000 on probable cause of first-degree battery on Monday.

During the court hearing, Deputy Prosecutor Mircha King read from affidavits from Detective Chris Wield, beginning with the incident on Aug. 15.

Wieland reported that at 2:26 a.m., police were sent to the area of 9th Avenue and Plum Street in response to a report of gunshots in the area. White on the way, dispatchers told police that someone had been shot at 1604 W. 9th.

Wieland reported that Smith was not questioned after he asked for an attorney.

In the second incident, police were sent to the area of 15th Avenue and Plum Street in response to a reported shooting.

Smith was ordered to have no contact with the victims and said he would hire his own attorney.