By Ray King

A $5,000 bond was set Monday for a Pine Bluff man previously convicted of misdemeanor domestic battery after he was arrested Saturday for the same offense.

Jefferson County District Judge Kim Bridgforth set the bond after ruling prosecutors have probable cause to charge Travis Woolfolk, 33, with second offense third-degree domestic battery, a felony.

Woolfolk is also likely to be charged with criminal mischief after he broke the monitor in the adult jail that was being used for the court hearing before he was removed.

Deputy Prosecutor Karres Manning said police were called to a reported domestic disturbance in the 1500 block of Belmont Drive Saturday morning. A female who said she was Woolfolk’s girlfriend said he had hired someone to mow the lawn and while the person was doing that, the lawnmower threw a rock which broke a security window on the house.

Detective Keith Banks reported that the woman asked the man who was mowing the lawn to pay for the window before she paid him and said Woolfolk became angry and the two got into an argument. She said she tried to call police and Woolfolk grabbed the phone, then grabbed her around the neck. She said she was able to get the phone back and Woolfolk left with the lawnmower and person he had hired.

Police reported seeing scratches on the woman’s neck and she showed them paperwork indicating that she was three months pregnant.

Manning said Woolfolk was previously convicted of misdemeanor third-degree domestic battery on Aug. 26, 2016. He was ordered to have no contact with the victim until the case is settled.