$50k bond set for a Pine Bluff man after allegedly threatening an Arkansas State Police Criminal Investigator


By Ray King

A Pine Bluff man was arrested Tuesday after he allegedly threatened an Arkansas State Police Criminal Investigator, then drove his car at the investigator, who had to dive out of the way.

Jamyon McDonald, 32, was taken into custody after he was identified as the driver of the vehicle, Deputy Prosecutor Brittaney Akel said during a court hearing Thursday.

Reading from an affidavit by Detective Chris Wieland, Akel said at 6:45 a.m., police were sent to a house on South Beech Street in response to a threat report.

Jefferson County District Judge Kim Bridgforth set a $50,000 bond for McDonald after ruling prosecutors have probable cause to charge him with terroristic threatening and aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer.

He was ordered to have no contact with the victim and told to come back to court Dec. 1. He said he would hire his own attorney.