$50k bond set for Pine Bluff man on parole accused of allegedly biting an officer


By Ray King

A Pine Bluff man currently on parole was arrested Thursday after allegedly biting a police officer who was attempting to put him into a police car.

During a court hearing Friday, Deputy Prosecutor Joe West said Larry Williams bit Officer Kimberly Dunn on the arm on the parking lot of Walmart.

Detective Sgt. Chris Wieland reported that police had been sent to Walmart in response to a reported disturbance.

West said Williams has multiple prior felony convictions including for drug and weapon charges, and has failed to appear in court.

Jefferson County District Judge Kim Bridgforth set a $50,000 bond for Williams after ruling prosecutors have probable cause to charge him with second-degree battery. He was ordered to have no contact with Dunn until the case is settled and told to come back to court Feb. 23.