A $75k bond was set for a Pine Bluff woman accused of aggravated residential burglary and battery


By Ray King

A $75,000 bond was set Thursday for a Pine Bluff woman accused of breaking into a house and beating a man with a baseball bat.

Pine Bluff District Judge John Kearney set the bond after ruling prosecutors have probable cause to charge Elisa Daniels, 56, with aggravated residential burglary and first-degree battery.

Reading from an affidavit by Detective Mike Merritt, Deputy Prosecutor Joe West said on Jan. 31, police were sent to a house on Dakota Street in response to a reported battery.

Merritt reported that the victim’s sister told police that she had changed the locks on the house but the keys came up missing and there was thought that Daniels had taken them because there was no forced entry.

West said Daniels has an extensive criminal history dating back to the mid-1980’s with convictions for first-degree battery and felony drug charges. She was ordered to have no contact with the victim and told to come back to court March 27.

A parole hold has been placed on Daniels and she will be held without bond pending a hearing to determine if she should be sent back to prison to complete her sentence.