By Ray King
A $5,000 bond was set Wednesday for a Jefferson County woman accused of injuring her boyfriend during an altercation Saturday.
Pine Bluff District Judge John Kearney set the bond after ruling prosecutors have probable cause to charge Jacy Ashcraft, 28, with second offense third-degree domestic battery, a felony.
Deputy Prosecutor Carol Billings said Ashcraft was arrested after a deputy was sent to a reported altercation and found the alleged victim sitting in a vehicle with blood on his hands, neck and ear.
He said Ashcraft had ripped an earring out of his ear while the two were involved in the altercation. He required medical treatment.
Sheriff’s Investigator Kaylon McDaniel reported that when he interviewed Ashcraft, she said she had gone to get her stuff when the alleged victim attacked her. A deputy saw scratches on her face that she said occurred when the alleged victim threw a bottle at her.
Ashcraft also said she did not physically attack him and said his injuries were self-inflicted and he had them when she got to the house.
Billings told the court that Ashcraft had a previous misdemeanor domestic battery conviction in March of this year.
Ashcraft was ordered to have no contact with the alleged victim and said her family would hire an attorney for her.