By Ray King
A $5,000 bond was set Tuesday for a Pine Bluff woman accused of threatening to kill a neighbor on Monday.
Pine Bluff District Judge John Kearney set the bond after ruling prosecutors have probable cause to charge Hillary White, 43, with terroristic threatening and first-degree assault.
Reading from a probable cause affidavit from Detective Deshawn Bennett, Deputy Prosecutor Carol Billings said police responded to a house in the 6000 block of Middle Warren Road Monday afternoon where the female victim said she was in the process of renovating the property. She said she found a hammer had been thrown through the screen door and saw White, her neighbor walking toward her with something in her hand and threatening to kill her.
When police arrived on the scene, they took White, who was holding a 14-inch three-prong steak fork in her hand into custody.
The victim said White was unsteady and did not appear to be in a right state of mind. The victim also said she and White had numerous encounters in the past.
Bennett reported that he arrived at the scene and attempted to read White her rights and interview her, but she was so unruly that he was not able to do so.
While Billings was attempting to read the probable cause affidavit, White interrupted several times, at one point saying she did not feel well and that something that had been used to mop the jail floor was making her sick. After another outburst, the judge instructed the jail to cut White’s microphone off so that Billings could finish.
The Public Defender’s Office was appointed to represent White, who was ordered to have no contact with the victim until the case is settled.