By Ray King
A $10,000 bond was set Monday for a Pine Bluff man who allegedly fired shots at a vehicle occupied by his girlfriend and her daughter Saturday.
Jefferson County Judge Kim Bridgforth set the bond after ruling prosecutors have probable cause to charge Donnie Long, 24, with two counts of aggravated assault.
During the court hearing, Deputy Prosecutor Beth Carson said the incident occurred on the parking lot of The Classic Inn at 1932 Rhinehart Road at about 7:32 p.m.
Reading from a probable cause affidavit from Detective Deshawn Bennett, Carson said the victim told police she had been with Long for about two years and said he had rented a room at the motel and she told him she did not want to be with him anymore.
She said Long got out of the vehicle and fired three or four shots at the vehicle, which also contained he daughter, and then he ran toward the motel.
The victim told police that Long had been wearing an oranges shirt and jeans and a witness to the incident also said they saw a man wearing an orange shirt and jeans run toward the motel.
Carson said police confirmed that Long had rented a room at the motel and took him into custody after finding him in the back yard of his mother’s house. When he was arrested, police located a nine-millimeter handgun and loose bullets.
At about 10 pm., Bennett questioned Long who said he and the victim had argued while they were sitting in her vehicle and said she pointed a gun at him. He said he got out of the vehicle and fired three or four shots in the air and denied shooting at the vehicle.
The Public Defender’s Office was appointed to represent Long who was ordered to have no contact with the victim or her daughter until the case is settled.