A $10k bond was set for a Little Rock woman accused of kicking police officer


By Ray King

A $10,000 bond was set Tuesday for a Little Rock woman accused of kicking a police officer and spitting in his face.

Jefferson County Judge Kim Bridgforth set the bond after ruling prosecutors have probable cause to charge Gabriel Johnson, 22, with second-degree battery an aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer.

Reading from an affidavit by Detective Sgt. Keith Banks, Deputy Prosecutor Brittaney Akel said at 1:10 a.m. on Sunday, a Pine Bluff Police Officer was working traffic control at 6th Avenue and Missouri Street when he saw a vehicle parked in the middle of Missouri Street with a group of people gathered around It, dancing and playing loud music.

Judge Bridgforth told Johnson her income was too high for the appointment of a public defender, and she would have to hire her own attorney. Johnson was old to come back to court April 29.