By Ray King

A $50,000 bond was set Thursday for a Jefferson County man who allegedly fired shots at his girlfriend after an altercation in Altheimer Tuesday.

Pine Bluff District Judge John Kearney set the bond after ruling prosecutors have probable cause to charge Oliver Moore, 33, with aggravated assault on a family or household member and with being a felon in possession of a firearm.

Deputy Prosecutor Jay Girard said sheriff’s deputies were sent to a reported armed disturbance in the 100 block of North Edline at 4:27 p.m. to investigate a reported armed disturbance. The alleged victim said she and Moore got into a verbal altercation inside the house and she walked outside where she called her mother and his mother.

She said she heard what sounded like a shot inside the house and Moore walked out with a gun and fired a shot, then fired another shot at her feet as she ran from the scene. He then left the house in a vehicle.

Sheriff’s Investigator Kaylon McDaniel arrived at the scene and located a spent .22-caliber shell casing near the porch. Deputies were sent back to the house about an hour later after receiving information that Moore had returned. He initially refused to come out of the house but then did and was arrested.

Girard said Moore was previously convicted of aggravated assault on a family or household member in 2019 and has a third-degree battery charge pending.

Moore was ordered to have no contact with the alleged victim until the case is settled. The Public Defender’s Office was appointed to represent Moore.