By Ray King

A $50,000 bond was set Wednesday for a Pine Bluff man who allegedly forced his way into his girlfriend’s apartment and beat and kicked her on Jan. 1.

Pine Bluff District Judge John Kearney set the bond after ruling prosecutors have probable cause to charge Henry Jynes, 26, with residential burglary and third-degree domestic battery.

Reading from an affidavit from Detective Kentrell Wilson, Deputy Prosecutor Caleb Conrad said an officer was sent to Jefferson Regional Hospital where the victim was being treated after Jynes allegedly broke into her apartment.

She said he had called her and said he had items for her baby, and she told him to leave the items in front of her door. She said she watched him do that while she was sitting in her car and when he left, she got out and went to the door to unlock it when she saw him coming. She said she tried to close the door, but he put his foot in the door frame, grabbed her by the neck, forced her inside and started punching and kicking her.

Wilson reported that she said she fell to the carpet and Jynes told her not to move or he would kick her again. She said Jynes left after he received a call from his father telling him it was time to start washing vehicle. She said she called her mother who took her to the hospital.

Police also reported that the victim had an active order of protection against Jynes.

A BOLO (Be On The Lookout) was issued for Jynes who allegedly told the sheriff’s office he would do so but then didn’t and he was located and arrested Tuesday after attempting to flee from officers.

Conrad said there are felony charges of terroristic threatening and aggravated assault on a family or household member pending against Jynes in Pulaski County and when asked, Jynes said those charges involved the same victim.

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