Bond set in domestic battery incident

By Ray King

A $200,000 bond was set Monday for a Pine Bluff man accused of beating his girlfriend and cutting off one of her fingers Saturday.

Jefferson County District Judge Kim Bridgforth set the bond after ruling prosecutors have probable cause to charge Timothy Parker, 52, with first-degree domestic battery. Deputy Prosecutor Jill Reed told the judge that additional charges will be added later.

Reed said the woman was found naked in a carport in the 3100 block of South Ohio Street Saturday with multiple lacerations to her right arm and was missing a finger. She also had lacerations to other parts of her body and told police her boyfriend, later identified as Parker had cut her finger off.

Detective Larry Gailey reported that the victim said Parker had also forced a shovel handle in her vagina and police learned that there was a second location on Pennsylvania Street where the woman had been attacked. They found a large amount of blood at that location and a shovel with blood on the handle.

Officers located Parker at another address and conducted a welfare check after seeing blood on the door. They entered the house and found blood on Parker’s hands.

Gailey said when Parker was being taken to the adult detention center, he spontaneously said he had “beaten her ass and the next time he would kill her.”

Reed said Parker had been convicted of multiple prior felonies dating back to 1985 including several residential burglaries and robbery.

During the court hearing, Parker said this was the third time the woman had accused of him of domestic battery and said in the prior incidents she did not come to court. He also said she cut him and made up the allegations.

Parker was ordered to have no contact with the woman until the case is settled.